Definition of Provenance

1. Noun. Where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence. "The birthplace of civilization"




Definition of Provenance

1. n. Origin; source; provenience.

Definition of Provenance

1. Noun. Place or source of origin. ¹

2. Noun. (archaeology) The place and time of origin of some artifact or other object. See '''Usage note''' below. ¹

3. Noun. (arts) The history of ownership of a work of art ¹

4. Noun. (computing) The copy history of a piece of data, or the intermediate pieces of data utilized to compute a final data element, as in a database record or web site (data provenance) ¹

5. Noun. (computing) The execution history of computer processes which were utilized to compute a final piece of data (process provenance) ¹

6. Noun. (of a person) Background; history; place of origin; ancestry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Provenance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Provenance

prove
prove oneself
prove out
proveably
provect
provection
provections
proved
proveditor
proveditors
provedor
provedore
provedores
provedors
proven
provenance (current term)
provenanced
provenances
provend
provender
provenders
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provenience
proveniences
provenly
proventricle
proventricles
proventriculi
proventriculus
prover

Literary usage of Provenance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Theological Studies (1904)
"(2) Indications of provenance in MSS. Much is to be hoped from the study of characteristic South Italian hands. It is extremely easy to recognize the hand ..."

2. The Arts in Early England by Gerard Baldwin Brown (1915)
"9, Gilded bronze fibula, 3^ in. long, provenance unknown, Museum at Canterbury (p. 556). ... 2, Complimentary plates of plate buckles, provenance unknown, ..."

3. Saros Cycle Dates and Related Babylonian Astronomical Texts by Asger Aaboe (1991)
"I. Introduction The texts presented here are most probably from Babylon, although their exact provenance is unknown. All concern luni-solar phenomena with ..."

4. Is Mark a Roman Gospel? by Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1919)
"NEXT to the authorship and the date of a Gospel the question of its provenance is of vital moment to the historico-critical interpreter. ..."

5. Miscellaneous Inscriptions in the Yale Babylonian Collection by Albert Tobias Clay (1915)
"The provenance of the grey limestone bowl, on which is inscribed the archaic Text No., as well as the fragment of the same material, which contains Text No. ..."

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