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  Definition of original
  1. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  2. an original model on which something is patterned
  3. not derived or copied or translated from something else; "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
  4. preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed; "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original
  5. being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
  6. (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
Similar Words: master, master copy, archetype, pilot

 

See Also: creative, originative, first, primary, unconventional

 

Attributes: originality

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: origineel  
Finnish: alkuperäinen   French: original  
German: original   Greek: αρχικός  
Hungarian: eredeti   Italian: originale  
Japanese: 本来   Korean: 최초의  
Portuguese: original   Russian: первоначальный  
Serbian: самобитан   Spanish: original  
Swedish: original-  
 
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