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 (prə-vēn′yəns, -vē′nē-əns)
A source or origin.

[Alteration of provenance.]
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(proʊˈvi ni əns, -ˈvin yəns)

provenance; origin; source.
[1880–85; < Latin prōveni(ent)-, s. of prōveniēns, present participle of prōvenīre to come forth, arise + -ence. See provenance]
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Noun1.provenience - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
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From the existing review of literature on link between governance and performance a variable called Board Provenience (% of Foreign Directors) is least studied.
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Quotes are sprinkled throughout the books and Smith has conducted many interviews, but the provenience of the references is not annotated.
At the same time, however, Balthasar is "critical of the univocal ascription of faith to Christ and contends that Christ's faith is qualitatively different from the faith of believers on account of the provenience of his mission" (137).
TABLE 1--Bat species and provenience of bats from which blood samples were taken and screened for the presence of antibodies against Pseudogymnoascus destructans (= Geomyces destructans), the causative agent of White-Nose Syndrome.
Demographic data of control versus depressed patients Subjects N Sex (M) % Age (mean) Provenience (U) % Control 27 33.33 (9) 34.74 [+ or -] 7.74 81.48 %(22) Depressed 18 61.11 (11) 44.44 [+ or -] 10.48 44.44 (8) Subjects Education (years) Employment (%) Control 15 [+ or -] 2.09 85.18 (23) Depressed 11.29 [+ or -] 2.64 14.81 (4) Table II.
In view of many students' strong focus on origin mentioned before, this may be interpreted as identification through a combination of cultural provenience and socio-economic status, which carries the potential to result in stereotyping.
14, 5 and 6) and two bifacial preforms of which unfortunately neither have indication of stratigraphical provenience (Fig.