• IPA: /əˈɹɪdʒɪnəl/, , /əˈɹɪdʒənəl/, /əˈɹɪdʒnəl/


  1. (not comparable) relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others
    the original state of mankind;  the original laws of a country;  the original inventor of a process
  2. (not comparable) first in a series or copies/versions
    The original manuscript contained spelling errors which were fixed in later versions.
    This recording is by the original broadway cast.
    Synonyms: initial
  3. (not comparable) newly created
    Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.
  4. (comparable) fresh, different
    The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.
  5. (not comparable) pioneering
    Parker was one of the original bebop players.
  6. (not comparable) having as its origin
    This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.
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original (plural originals)

  1. an object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived
    This manuscript is the original.
  2. a person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent
    You’re a real original.
  3. (archaic) an eccentric
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  • Russian: оригина́л
  • Spanish: único

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