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English definition of “original”

original

adjective [not gradable]    /əˈrɪdʒ·ə·nəl/
in the earliest form of something, or in the form that existed at the beginning : The original plans have been changed . Original can also mean different from anything or anyone else and therefore new and interesting : Our teacher said we’d better come up with something original. An original piece of work , such as a painting or drawing , is produced by the artist or writer and is not a copy .
(Definition of original adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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