Originate

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Definition

to originate from (Sweden): to come from, to originally be from, to begin in, to have one's origins in (Sweden)
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This type of seaweed originates from Australia, but has spread to South East Asia.

to originate in (the 70s): to date from, to come from (the 1970s)
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Examples

  • "The rugby world seems to be split into two camps: those teams in the Northern hemisphere and those originating from the South, notably the South Africans, the Australians and the legendary All Blacks from New Zealand."
  • "The "power suit" originated in the 1980s, and was typified by wide shoulder pads and sharp angles."

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