point of origin

Definition of point of origin

  1. :  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

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

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

originplay
  1. :  ancestry, parentage

    :  rise, beginning, or derivation from a source

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


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