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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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