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 for origination
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Origination \O*rig`i*na"tion\, n. [L. originatio.]
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     1. The act or process of bringing or coming into existence;
        first production. "The origination of the universe."
        --Keill.
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              What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination.
                                                    --Hickok.
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     2. Mode of production, or bringing into being.
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              This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit,
              butterflies, after the common origination of all
              caterpillars.                         --Ray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  origination
      n 1: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of
           subsequent events [syn: origin, origination,
           inception]
      2: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing
         something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an
         adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society" [syn:
         initiation, founding, foundation, institution,
         origination, creation, innovation, introduction,
         instauration]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "origination":
     A, alpha, artifact, authorship, babyhood, beginning, beginnings,
     birth, blast-off, brainchild, child, childhood, coinage,
     commencement, composition, conception, concoction, contrivance,
     contriving, cradle, creation, creative effort, creature,
     crowning achievement, cutting edge, dawn, derivation, devising,
     distillation, edge, effect, end product, essence, establishment,
     extract, fabrication, flying start, foundation, fresh start,
     freshman year, fruit, generation, genesis, grass roots, handiwork,
     hatching, head, improvisation, inception, inchoation, incipience,
     incipiency, incunabula, infancy, institution, invention, issue,
     jump-off, kick-off, leading edge, making do, manufacture,
     masterpiece, masterwork, mintage, nascence, nascency, nativity,
     new departure, new mintage, offspring, oncoming, onset, opening,
     opera, opus, opuscule, origin, original, outbreak, outcome,
     outgrowth, outset, parturition, pregnancy, product, production,
     provenience, radical, radix, result, rise, root, running start,
     send-off, setting in motion, setting-up, source, square one, start,
     start-off, starting point, stem, stock, take-off, taproot, work,
     youth
  
  

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