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v. o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing, o·rig·i·nates
To bring into being; create or start: originated the practice of monthly reports.
To come into being; start: an invention that originated in China. See Synonyms at stem1.

o·rig′i·na′tion n.
o·rig′i·na′tive adj.
o·rig′i·na′tive·ly adv.
o·rig′i·na′tor n.
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Noun1.origination - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
germination - the origin of some development; "the germination of their discontent"
cause - events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
prelude, overture, preliminary - something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
procession, emanation, rise - (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
2.origination - the act of starting something for the first timeorigination - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"


1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
2. The act of founding or establishing:
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market for mortgage originations has continued to struggle through the second quarter.
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers' loan originations in the fourth quarter of 2006 were 3 percent higher than during the same quarter last year, according to MBA.
Chase has been a participant in the federal student loan program since 1967 and with more than $2 billion in annual originations and millions of customers, is one of the Federal Family Education Loan Program's leading lenders.
Refinancings accounted for 55 percent of all mortgage originations, the group said.
263(a) proposed regulations would eliminate this issue prospectively for most loan originations, by allowing a current deduction for these costs.
Millennium Funding Group is a national mortgage lender with more than $1 billion in annual originations offering wholesale lending solutions to mortgage brokers and the secondary mortgage market.
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers' loan originations set a new record during the third quarter of 2005, according to MBA.
91 requires financial institutions to defer both fees and certain costs associated with loan originations and recognize these deferred amounts as an adjustment to the loan yield (i.
The increase in short-term borrowing rates also had a negative impact on the net interest spread earned by OFS on its mortgage loans held for sale due to increases in the funding costs associated with warehouse lines of credit used to fund its mortgage loan originations.
COMMERCIAL AND MULTIFAMILY MORTGAGE loan originations set a new record during the second quarter of 2005, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Historically, while financial institutions have been required to defer both fees and costs associated with loan originations in accordance with FAS 91 for financial reporting purposes, the Service has held the position that fee income should be recognized when paid (typically at origination), while costs associated with loan originations should be capitalized and amortized over the lives of the loans.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bridger Commercial Funding, the leading provider of permanent mortgage loans and commercial real estate debt-trading services to the nation's banking industry, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rhonda McGovern as Vice President of Originations.