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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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genesis

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genesis

noun
The initial stage of a developmental process:
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genesis

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

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

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

[ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs] ngenesi f
Genesis (Bible) → la Genesi
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gen·e·sis

n. génesis, acto de creación, reproducción y desarrollo.
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