originality

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noun orig·i·nal·i·ty \ə-ˌri-jə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of originality

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being original

  2. 2 :  freshness of aspect, design, or style

  3. 3 :  the power of independent thought or constructive imagination

Examples of originality in a sentence

  1. Critics have praised the movie's startling originality.

  2. I was amazed by the originality of her ideas.

1742

First Known Use of originality

1742


ORIGINALITY Defined for English Language Learners

originality

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noun orig·i·nal·i·ty \ə-ˌri-jə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of originality for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being new and different in a good and appealing way


ORIGINALITY Defined for Kids

originality

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noun orig·i·nal·i·ty \ə-ˌri-jə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of originality for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being creative or new and different


Law Dictionary

originality

noun orig·i·nal·i·ty

Legal Definition of originality

  1. :  the quality or fact of being the product of individual creation that warrants copyright protection for a particular work regardless of novelty



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