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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provenance mean? 

  The noun PROVENANCE has 1 sense:

1. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

  Familiarity information: PROVENANCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1provenance [BACK TO TOP]


Where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


place of origin; provenance; provenience; birthplace; cradle

Context example:

the birthplace of civilization

Hypernyms ("provenance" is a kind of...):

beginning; origin; root; rootage; source (the place where something begins, where it springs into being)

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