What is the meaning of original?


  • An original creation (i. E., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
  • Something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies.
    • usage: "this painting is a copy of the original"


  • Preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed.
    • usage: "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"
  • Of e. G. Information. ( not secondhand or by way of something intermediary)
    • usage: "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
  • Being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of.
    • usage: "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
  • Not derived or copied or translated from something else.
    • usage: "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
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