• WordNet 3.6
    • n provenience where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence "the birthplace of civilization"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Provenience Origin; source; place where found or produced; provenance; -- used esp. in the fine arts and in archæology; as, the provenience of a patera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n provenience Origin; the place from which something comes or is derived; the place of production or derivation of an object, especially in the fine arts and in archæology. Compare provenance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. proveniens, -entis, of provenire, to come forth; pro, forth + venire, to come


In literature:

On the upper shelf a battery of jamjars (empty) of various sizes and proveniences.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Parsons, E. C. Pueblo-Indian Folk-Tales, probably of Spanish Provenience (JAFL 31 : 216-255).
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
The Dialectal Provenience of Loanwords.
"Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch" by George Tobias Flom
The provenience and associations at this site strongly suggest a late Transitional Paleo-Indian affiliation as well as early Archaic.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
None of this material has provenience data, nearly all of it having turned up in the process of trenching.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins

In science:

Hardy inequalities for fractional integrals are of a more recent provenience, in particular the higher dimensional versions were investigated by Dyda (see ) in great generality following previous work in and .
Hardy inequalities for fractional integrals on general domains