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Provenance vs. Pedigree

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Provenancenoun

Place or source of origin.

‘Many supermarkets display the provenance of their food products.’;

Pedigreenoun

A chart, list, or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.

Provenancenoun

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

‘This spear is of Viking provenance.’;

Pedigreenoun

A person's ancestral history; ancestry, lineage.

Provenancenoun

(arts) The history of ownership of a work of art

‘The picture is of royal provenance.’;

Pedigreenoun

(uncountable) Good breeding or ancestry.

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Provenancenoun

(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)

Pedigreenoun

The history or provenance of an idea, custom etc.

Provenancenoun

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

Pedigreenoun

The ancestry of a domesticated animal, especially a dog or horse.

Provenancenoun

(of a person) Background; history; place of origin

Pedigreeadjective

Having a pedigree.

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Provenanceverb

To establish the provenance of something

Pedigreeadjective

Purebred.

Provenancenoun

Origin; source; provenience.

‘Their age attested by their provenance and associations.’;

Pedigreeverb

(transitive) To determine the pedigree of (an animal).

Provenancenoun

where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;

‘the birthplace of civilization’;

Pedigreenoun

A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.

‘Alterations of surnames . . . have obscured the truth of our pedigrees.’; ‘His vanity labored to contrive us a pedigree.’; ‘I am no herald to inquire of men's pedigrees.’; ‘The Jews preserved the pedigrees of their tribes.’;

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Provenance

Provenance (from the French provenir, 'to come from/forth') is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object. The term was originally mostly used in relation to works of art but is now used in similar senses in a wide range of fields, including archaeology, paleontology, archives, manuscripts, printed books, the circular economy, and science and computing.

Pedigreenoun

A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.

Pedigreenoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Pedigreenoun

line of descent of a pure-bred animal

Pedigreenoun

ancestry of a purebred animal

Pedigreeadjective

having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal

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