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Originality definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the ability to think and act independently
2: the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else) [ant: unoriginality]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1742 1. the quality or state of being original 2. freshness of aspect, design, or style 3. the power of independent thought or constructive imagination

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 the power of creating or thinking creatively. 2 newness or freshness (this vase has originality). 3 an original act, thing, trait, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Originality O*rig`i*nal"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. originalit['e].] The quality or state of being original. --Macaulay.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see original

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