In the computer science, the program is processed as a sequence of commands which is called "control flow". At some point, it branches and a different branch of code is processed. In an article I read, they refer they use the term "originating flow" as a name for a flow which can branch into other ones.
As a non-native speaker, I have a problem with understanding. Why it is not just original flow? I do understand that they might mean it as a flow from which the other flows originate, but isn't there a synonym?
To make it clear: I would need to understand the exact meaning of "originating" in this context. I sense the difference but cannot say if it is right — original I would perceive as a former, earlier one. Originating seems to be "the one from which the other ones originate". The dictionary cannot help me here as it is in context and English is not my native language.