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Definition of original:

  1. A person of marked eccentricity.
  2. An original thinker or writer; an originator.
  3. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
  4. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
  5. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
  6. Origin; commencement; source.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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