Adjective: original u'ri-j(u-)n(u-)l
Noun: original u'ri-j(u-)n(u-)l
- Preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed
"the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"
- (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
- Being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
"a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
- Not derived, copied or translated from something else
"the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
- An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
- master, master copy
- Something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original";
- archetype, pilot
Derived forms: originals
See also: avant-garde, creative, daring, first, freehand, freehanded, fresh, germinal, groundbreaking, innovational, innovative, innovatory, new, newfangled, novel, originality, originative, primary, seminal, unconventional, underivative, underived
Type of: creation, example, model