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Meaning of originality

o•rig•i•nal•i•ty

Pronunciation: (u-rij"u-nal'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of being original.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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