Definition of originality in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌrijəˈnalədē/


1The ability to think independently and creatively: a writer of great originality
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  • It was, however, for his skill and originality as an inventor that he was best known.
  • Tao Lin is also working on a novel, one which shows definite signs of originality.
  • At that point, you just want people to appreciate your creativity and originality.
1.1The quality of being novel or unusual: he congratulated her on the originality of her costume
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  • Do you want to pick up a new novel and be blown away by the originality of the design?
  • All this makes him a unique mover and contributes to the originality of his choreography.
  • What matters most, is the quality of carving, originality and a charming subject.

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Syllabification: o·rig·i·nal·i·ty

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