Definition of originality in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌrɪdʒɪˈnalɪti/


[mass noun]
1The ability to think independently and creatively: she’s 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.
inventiveness, ingenuity, creativeness, creativity, innovativeness, innovation, novelty, newness, freshness, imagination, imaginativeness, break with tradition, resourcefulness, cleverness, daring, individuality, unusualness, unconventionality, unprecedentedness, uniqueness, distinctiveness

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