- The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination."The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club." [Carlyle.]
- The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
- [Geom] Same as Generation.
Etymology: L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender