What does originality mean?

Definitions for originality
əˌrɪdʒ əˈnæl ɪ tiorig·i·nal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. originality(noun)

    the ability to think and act independently

  2. originality(noun)

    the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

GCIDE

  1. Originality(n.)

    Ability to create new and original ideas, works of art, theories, etc.; ability to express oneself in an original manner; creativity; -- of people.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. originalit.]

Wiktionary

  1. originality(Noun)

    The quality of being original or novel.

  2. originality(Noun)

    The capacity to think independently or be inventive.

  3. originality(Noun)

    Something original.

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  1. Originality

    Originality is the aspect of created or invented works by as being new or novel, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works. An original work is one not received from others nor one copied based on the work of others. It is a work created with a unique style and substance. The term "originality" is often applied as a compliment to the creativity of artists, writers, and thinkers. The idea of originality as we know it was invented by Romanticism, with a notion that is often called romantic originality. The concept of originality is culturally contingent. It became an ideal in Western culture starting from the 18th century. In contrast, at the time of Shakespeare it was common to appreciate more the similarity with an admired classical work, and Shakespeare himself avoided "unnecessary invention".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of originality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of originality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of originality in a Sentence

  1. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

  2. Thomas W. Higginson:

    Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Freedom enables us to accept ourselves and become who we are in reality. Many a times, people trade in their reality for a role that they aren't meant to be. They willingly trade in their originality and freedom, and put on a mask to act, to please others. Such artificial , hollow and superficial life, doesn't matter how attractive it may seem, can become a chain and burdain. Be free. Be original. And you will be happy. The revilution for freedom always begins internally, on personal level first. Never trade in your freedom.

  5. Herman Melville:

    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

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