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Definition of "originality" []

  • The quality of being original. (noun)
  • The capacity to act or think independently. (noun)
  • Something original. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being original (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The ability to create or innovate (noun)
  • Something original (noun)

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Use "originality" in a sentence
  • "Some theorists have too hastily assumed that, as the power of public opinion increases, the force of private character, or what we call originality, is absorbed into and diluted by it."
  • "The amount and the quality of that which we call originality, creative power, or genius, is entirely dependent upon the activity, force, and integrity of the Imagination."
  • "He might laugh at what he called her originality, but he could not afford to jest at the prospect of her giving Clare an account of his life."