Meaning of “original” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /əˈrɪdʒənəl/
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This model is much smaller than the original.Each of these versions is slightly different from the original.Only copies survive. The originals were destroyed in a fire.The manuscript must be examined to determine whether it is an original.Compare your copy with the original.

B2 something that is in the form in which it was first created and has not been copied or changed:

The latest version of the software is much more reliable than the original.
If the painting were an original, it would be very valuable.

(Definition of “original noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)