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English definition of “original”

original

noun [C]     /əˈrɪdʒənəl/
the first one made and not a copy: Can you let me have the original of your report? Sign the original and return it to us, keeping the copy for your records. The new version is worse in every respect - I much preferred the original.
(Definition of original noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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