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English definition of “original”

original

noun [C]     /əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.nəl/
B2 the first one made and not a copy : Can you let me have the original of your report ? I can't read this photocopy .Samples and examples B2 a piece of work by a famous artist or designer and not a copy by someone else : If the painting is an original, it will be very valuable .The visual arts in general in the original If you read something in the original, you read it in the language in which it was first written.Forms of languages and specialist dialects
(Definition of original noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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