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English definition of “original”

original

noun [C]    /əˈrɪdʒ·ə·nəl/
the first one made and not a copy: Send a copy of your receipt, but keep the original. An original is also a piece of work by an artist or designer and not a copy by someone else. Someone who is an original behaves or speaks in a way that is not like other people.
(Definition of original noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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