Gen|e|sis

Gen|e|sis
Gen|e|sis «JEHN uh sihs», noun.
the first book of the Old Testament. Genesis gives an account of the creation of the world. Abbr: Gen.
[< Latin genesis < Greek génesis < gígnesthai be born]
gen|e|sis «JEHN uh sihs», noun, plural -ses «-seez».
a coming into being; origin; creation: »

the genesis of an idea.

SYNONYM(S): beginning, inception.

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  • a|bi|o|gen|e|sis — «AY by oh JEHN uh sihs, AB ee oh », noun. the supposed transformation of inanimate matter into living matter; spontaneous generation. ╂[(coined by Thomas Huxley in 1870) < a 4 without + bio life + genesis] …   Useful english dictionary

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