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



BrE BrE//ˈdʒenəsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒenəsɪs//
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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’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: genesis