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original

1 adjective
     
o‧rig‧i‧nal1 S1 W1
1

first

[only before noun] existing or happening first, before other people or things:
The land was returned to its original owner.
The kitchen still has many original features (=parts that were there when the house was first built).
the original meaning of the word
The original plan was to fly out to New York.
2

new

completely new and different from anything that anyone has thought of before:
I don't think George is capable of having original ideas!
That's not a very original suggestion.
His work is truly original.
3

a work of art

[only before noun] an original work of art is the one that was made by the artist and is not a copy:
The original painting is now in the National Gallery in London.
an original Holbein drawing

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