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original

2 noun
     
original2 [countable]
1 a work of art or a document that is not a copy, but is the one produced by the writer or artist:
The colours are much more striking in the original.
I'll keep a copy of the contract, and give you the original.
2

in the original

SLL in the language that a book, play etc was first written in, before it was translated:
I'd prefer to read it in the original.
3 informal someone whose behaviour, clothing etc is unusual and amusing

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