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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.
"I don't know if you have swerved from your original idea," said the young reporter.
"Isn't that an original idea?" cried Miss Lamb, who found Jo great fun.
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.
The original idea to market the main roads around the north Highlands as a Scottish version of America's Route 66 was the brainchild of the Tourism Project Board of the North Highland Initiative, aimed at boosting the local tourist industry.
A total embarrassment without an original idea in his head, prone to engaging his mouth before putting his brain into gear.
At the end of the teachers' visit, they were all given a card to vote on who had the best and most original idea - the winner was Karanika with Science Of Sparklers.
Crime thriller Traces is written by Scott & Bailey's Amelia Bullmore, 55, based on an original idea by author Val McDermid, 63.
He also said that the original idea of trying to break the record had been proposed by two of the school's IB students, who then did the majority of the administration, assisted by the Head of Secondary, in preparing for the record attempt.