point of origin

noun phrase

: the place where something comes from : the place where something originates
The package's point of origin was somewhere in the U.S.
the point of origin of the fire that burned the building down

Examples of point of origin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the original device was disabled, Pupo and Castillo made an application to another provider to rent a new point of origin device, according to the complaint. David Goodhue, Miami Herald, 4 July 2024 But the moniker is usually tied to a location near the point of origin, Reichling said. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2024 This last journey echoed another royal passage, prompted by the death of a previous Elizabeth, that can reasonably be taken as a point of origin for the United Kingdom itself. Fintan O’Toole, Foreign Affairs, 21 Feb. 2023 After completing some levels of the game, players also had to shoot a flare back toward their point of origin—a dead-reckoning test analogous to the pointing-to-out-of-sight-locations task. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Apr. 2024 Last weekend, a flight from San Francisco to Denver had also struck a bird and returned to its point of origin. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 The cause and point of origin of the fire is under investigation. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 23 Jan. 2024 While the number of people who flew through DIA as their point of origin or destination was essentially flat compared to 2019 numbers, passengers who connected through the airport increased by nearly 36%. Katie Langford, The Denver Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Yet, a point of origin that is often overlooked is Hoodoo. Essence, 27 Dec. 2023

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“Point of origin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20origin. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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