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English definition of “original”


adjective     /əˈrɪdʒənəl/
spoken , written, or existing first: The final cost was much greater than the contractor's original estimate . We have more than doubled our original investment . His original plan was to stay two to three years , but he loved the job so much that he has never left . Please do not send original documents with your application .
not the same as anything or anyone else and for that reason special and interesting : original idea/suggestion, etc. We need some original ideas that will increase sales . She's a highly original young designer .
(Definition of original adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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