Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A source or origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Source; origin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Origin; source; place where found or produced; provenance; -- used esp. in the fine arts and in archæology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Origin; the place from which something comes or is derived; the place of production or derivation of an object, especially in the fine arts and in archæology. Compare provenance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

Etymologies

Alteration of provenance.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of provenance (Wiktionary)

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