genesis

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noun gen·e·sis \ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of genesis

plural

geneses

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  1. :  the origin or coming into being of something the genesis of a new political movement

Examples of genesis in a Sentence

  1. a book about the genesis of the civil rights movement

  2. was present at the meeting which was later considered the genesis of the new political movement

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The traditional Greek name for the first and best-known book of the Bible is Genesis, meaning "origin". Genesis tells the stories of the creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham and his sons, and more—the stories that explain how the world and humanity were created, as well as much about how humanity, and especially the descendants of Abraham, relate to the rest of the world. Today we use genesis to refer to the creative beginnings of much smaller things, but never unimportant ones.

Origin and Etymology of genesis

Latin, from Greek, from gignesthai to be born — more at kin


First Known Use: circa 1604


Genesis

noun gen·e·sis

Definition of Genesis

  1. :  the mainly narrative first book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see bible table

Recent Examples of genesis from the Web

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Did You Know?

The traditional Greek name for the first and best-known book of the Bible is Genesis, meaning "origin". Genesis tells the stories of the creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's ark, the Tower of Babel, Abraham and his sons, and more—the stories that explain how the world and humanity were created, as well as much about how humanity, and especially the descendants of Abraham, relate to the rest of the world. Today we use genesis to refer to the creative beginnings of much smaller things, but never unimportant ones.

Origin and Etymology of genesis

Greek


First Known Use: before 12th century


GENESIS Defined for English Language Learners

genesis

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noun

Definition of genesis for English Language Learners

  • : the beginning of something


Medical Dictionary

genesis

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noun gen·e·sis \ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of genesis

plural

geneses

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  1. :  the origin or coming into being of something :  the process or mode of origin



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