point of origin

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of point of origin

: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

Word by Word Definitions

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

origin play
  1. : ancestry, parentage

  2. : rise, beginning, or derivation from a source

  3. : the point at which something begins or rises or from which it derives


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