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EN[əˈɹɪdʒɪnəl] [əˈɹɪdʒənəl] [əˈɹɪd͡ʒɪ̈nl̩] [əˈɹɪd͡ʒn̩l̩]
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    Definition of original in English Dictionary

  • NounPLoriginalsSUF-inal
    1. An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived.
      1. This manuscript is the original
    2. A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent.
      1. You’re an original
    3. (archaic) An eccentric.
    4. AdjectiveCOMmore originalSUPmost original
      1. (not comparable) Relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others.
        1. the original state of mankind;  the original laws of a country;  the original inventor of a process ‎
      2. (not comparable) First in a series or copies/versions.
        1. The original manuscript contained spelling errors which were fixed in later versions. ‎
        2. This recording is by the original broadway cast. ‎
      3. (not comparable) Newly created.
        1. Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers. ‎
      4. (comparable) Fresh, different.
        1. The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception. ‎
      5. (not comparable) Pioneering.
        1. Parker was one of the original bebop players. ‎
      6. (not comparable) Having as its origin.
        1. This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina. ‎
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Although I liked your suggestion, I'll go with my original idea.
        • Jones apud Smith means that the original source is Jones, but that the author is relying on Smith for that reference.
        • These additional alterations emerged independent from the original mutation of the ancestral clone, and many different subclones build a massive intra- and intertumoral heterogeneity.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • It's a passable substitute, but it will never measure up to the original.
        • Though co-star Keanu Reeves considered this new trip unnecessary, the "Speed 2" crew has packed in lots of references from the original.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Related Links:
        1. fr original
        2. en originally
        3. en originality
        4. en originals
        5. fr originale
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Grammatically, this word "original" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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