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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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Prior to Mizuho, he worked in loan originations for Citigroup Global Markets.
He said, "While purchase originations jumped more than 50 percent from Q1, refinances saw only an 8 percent increase over that period and were actually down from the same time last year, despite the number of potential refinance candidates outpacing 2015 by over 1 million in every month since March.
"FICO invented the credit originations software category, and we continue to introduce innovations in this fast-moving credit market," said David Lightfoot, vice president of product management at FICO.
market for mortgage originations has continued to struggle through the second quarter.
CB Richard Ellis was also listed as the #1 Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, with an industry leading $2.643 billion in originations, in 2009.
This study presents a brief overview of the Alt-A mortgage market with the goal of outlining broad trends in the different borrower and mortgage characteristics of Alt-A market originations between 2000 and 2006.
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.