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o·rig·i·nal·i·ty

 (ə-rĭj′ə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. o·rig·i·nal·i·ties
1. The quality of being original.
2. The capacity to act or think independently.
3. Something original.

originality

(əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or condition of being original
2. the ability to create or innovate
3. something original

o•rig•i•nal•i•ty

(əˌrɪdʒ əˈnæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the quality or state of being original.
2. the ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
3. freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.
[1735–45; < French originalité]

Originality

 
  1. As distinctive as a paper clip —Loren D. Estleman
  2. As novel as teaching chickens to drive cars —Richard Ford

    See Also: ABSURDITY

  3. Blowing platitudes like bubbles through air —William Styron
  4. The human mind can no more produce an original thought than a tree can produce an original fruit —Jerome K. Jerome

    See Also: THOUGHT

  5. Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it —Louis Kronenberger
  6. Original as a xeroxed letter —Elyse Sommer
  7. A platitude like a bad postcard of the Parthenon —Karl Shapiro
  8. Unique as the suits worn to a banker’s convention —Elyse Sommer
  9. Unlike the rest of the family as wine from water —J. B. Priestly
  10. Unoriginal as any rabbit —Robert Frost
  11. Wondrous as the butterfly’s birth from the worm —Alderman
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.originality - the ability to think and act independently
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
innovativeness - originality by virtue of introducing new ideas
unconventionality - originality by virtue of being unconventional
novelty, freshness - originality by virtue of being new and surprising
2.originality - the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
novelty, freshness - originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - the quality of being unorthodox
unoriginality - the quality of being unoriginal

originality

originality

noun
1. The quality of being novel:
2. The power or ability to invent:
Translations
أصالَه
originalitet
eredetiség
frumleiki
pôvodnosť
özgünlükyaratıcılık

originality

[əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ] Noriginalidad f

originality

[əˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti] noriginalité f

originality

originality

[əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ] noriginalità

origin

(ˈoridʒin) noun
the place or point from which anything first comes; the cause. the origin(s) of the English language; the origin of the disagreement.
oˈriginal (əˈri-) adjective
1. existing at the beginning; first. This part of the house is new but the rest is original.
2. (able to produce ideas which are) new, fresh or not thought of before. original ideas; He has a very original mind.
3. (of a painting etc) by the artist etc, from which copies may be made. The original painting is in the museum, but there are hundreds of copies.
noun
1. the earliest version. This is the original – all the others are copies.
2. a model from which a painting etc is made. She is the original of the famous portrait.
oˌrigiˈnality (əridʒiˈnӕ-) noun
His writing shows originality.
oˈriginally adverb
originate (əˈridʒineit) verb
to bring or come into being. That style of painting originated in China.
ˈorigins noun plural
a person's place of birth, family background etc. He tried to hide his origins.

originality

n. originalidad.
References in classic literature ?
And this dim ray of light did so diffuse itself within him, and did so kindle up and shine, that at last he had it as plainly and visibly before him as the blaze by which he sat; and, fully persuaded that he was the first to make the discovery, and that he had started, hunted down, fallen upon, and knocked on the head, a perfectly original idea which had never presented itself to any other man, alive or dead, he laid down his pipe, rubbed his hands, and chuckled audibly.
And there isn't an original idea in any of their skulls.
Jasper appears to commit this original idea to memory.
Erik had very original ideas on the subject of architecture and thought out a palace much as a conjuror contrives a trick-casket.
Tulliver had not studied the question of exchange, and was straining her mind after original ideas on the subject.
Director Walid Naseed held a first-of-its-kind online competition where he asked Nancy's fans to come up with an original idea for the music video of "A'mal Aqlah" (Acting Sane).
The stories of love, revenge and poison, are based on the Duchess' original idea and written by Maryrose Wood, an author from New York.
Perez's original idea was subtly, but fatally, corrupted.
Those who do not believe in the Divine origin of life find it irresistible, but even religiously devout individuals have reformulated Darwin's original idea to "accommodate" their faiths.
Johnson made revisions to strengthen the story's structure, but she held fast to her original idea.
Now developers Lov-ell Homes and Riverside Housing have asked Liverpool council to approve some minor changes to their original idea.
The original idea of club and DJ culture was the crowd were the stars.