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. Sir Walter Besant:

    A man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The voice of originality doesn't get appeared, but is always heard very loud and clear through a person' words. -Anuj Somany

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Uniqueness or originality is nothing else but doing ordinary things extraordinarily. And guess what! That is just what gives rise to excellence and profitability eventually. Thus, be and remain unique or original in all you do. ~Emeasoba George

  5. William Ralph Inge:

    What is originality Undetected plagiarism.

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