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Meaning of ORIGINALITY

Pronunciation:  u`riju'nalitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
  2. [n]  the ability to think and act independently
 

ORIGINALITY is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Antonyms: unoriginality
 
 See Also: ability, freshness, freshness, heterodoxy, innovativeness, novelty, novelty, power, quality, unconventionality, unorthodoxy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*rig`i*nal"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. originalit['e].]
The quality or state of being original. --Macaulay.

 
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