Definitions for originator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•rig•i•nateəˈrɪdʒ əˌneɪt(v.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to take or have origin; arise.

  2. (of a public conveyance) to begin a scheduled run at a specified place.

  3. (v.t.)to give origin or rise to; initiate.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originator, conceiver, mastermind(noun)

    someone who creates new things


  1. originator(Noun)

    Someone who originates, creates or founds something.


  1. Originator

    Originator by Claire Carmichael falls into the category of Utopian and dystopian fiction. The text is a Science Fiction novel in the tone of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. originator

    The command by whose authority a message is sent. The responsibility of the originator includes the responsibility for the functions of the drafter and the releasing officer.


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