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Webster 1913 Edition


Originality

O-rigˊi-nal′i-ty

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
originalité
.]
1.
The quality or state of being original.
Macaulay.

Webster 1828 Edition


Originality

ORIGINAL'ITY

, n.
1.
The quality or state of being original.
2.
The power of originating or producing new thoughts, or uncommon combinations of thought; as originality of genius.

Definition 2022


originality

originality

English

Noun

originality (countable and uncountable, plural originalities)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being original or novel.
  2. (uncountable) The capacity to think independently or be inventive.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 132:
      Originality may be the capacity to look at the same facts and see new explanations.
  3. (countable) Something original.

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