GEN'ESIS, n. [See Gender.]

1. The first book of the sacred scriptures of the Old Testament, containing the history of the creation, of the apostasy of man, of the deluge, and of the first patriarchs, to the death of Joseph. In the original Hebrew, this book has no title; the present title was prefixed to it by those who translated it into Greek.

2. In geometry, the formation of a line, plane or solid, by the motion or flux of a point, line or surface.