Definition of genesis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

genesis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒenəsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒenəsɪs//
 
[singular](formal)
 
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the beginning or origin of something Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Greek, ‘generation, creation, nativity, horoscope’, from the base of gignesthai ‘be born or produced’.
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