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English definition of “original”

original

adjective (FIRST MADE)    /əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.nəl/
B1 [usually before noun] existing since the beginning, or being the earliest form of something: Is this the original fireplace? The gardens have recently been restored to their original glory.First and firstly B2 [usually before noun] describes a piece of work, such as a painting, etc. produced by the artist and not a copy: an original drawing/manuscript Is this an original Rembrandt? (= Was it painted by him?)Samples and examples
(Definition of original adjective (FIRST MADE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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