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gen·e·sis

 (jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. The coming into being of something; the origin. See Synonyms at beginning.
2. Genesis See Table at Bible.

[Latin, from Greek; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

genesis

(ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a beginning or origin of anything
[Old English: via Latin from Greek; related to Greek gignesthai to be born]

Genesis

(ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Bible) the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt

gen•e•sis

(ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
an origin, creation, or beginning.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek génesis origin, source, derivative (with -sis -sis) of gígnesthai to beget]

Gen•e•sis

(ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

n.
the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the patriarchs.

-genesis

a combining form of genesis: parthenogenesis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genesis - a coming into beinggenesis - a coming into being      
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
2.Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Babel, Tower of Babel - (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit

genesis

genesis

noun
The initial stage of a developmental process:
Translations
Första MosebokenGenesis

genesis

[ˈdʒenɪsɪs] N (geneses (pl)) [ˈdʒenɪsiːz]
1.génesis f inv
2. Genesis (Bible) → Génesis m

genesis

[ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs] ngenèse f
the genesis of an idea → l'origine d'une idéegene technology ntechnologie f génétiquegene therapy nthérapie f génique

genesis

n pl <geneses> → Entstehung f, → Genese f (spec); (the Book of) Genesis(die) Genesis, das erste Buch Mose

genesis

[ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs] ngenesi f
Genesis (Bible) → la Genesi

gen·e·sis

n. génesis, acto de creación, reproducción y desarrollo.
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The term 'simultaneous' is primarily and most appropriately applied to those things the genesis of the one of which is simultaneous with that of the other; for in such cases neither is prior or posterior to the other.
A wave of laughter filled her gray eyes as she recalled the time and place of its genesis.
Since not even humans, who are almost half-gods, can fathom the mystery of the genesis of ideas and the dictates of choice, appearing in their consciousness as ideas, it is not to be expected of a more dog to know the why of the ideas that animate it to definite acts toward definite ends.
I wondered why the black man took such pains to discourse thus at length to enemies upon the genesis of life Barsoomian.
When the missionary had finished his summary of the Creation according to Genesis, he saw that Mongondro was deeply affected.
This passing coal was surely the very beginning-unless the superintendent should take it into his head to send me to work in the mines from which the coal came in order to get a completer understanding of the genesis of electricity for street railways.
The story as told in Genesis had received much elaboration in Christian tradition from a very early period and Milton drew largely from this general tradition and no doubt to some extent from various previous treatments of the Bible narrative in several languages which he might naturally have read and kept in mind.