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original
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 9
1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process.
2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
Part of Speech: noun
1. Origin; commencement; source.
2. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
3. An original thinker or writer; an originator.
5. The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.
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