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Origin vs. Original

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Originnoun

The beginning of something.

Originaladjective

(not comparable) Relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others.

‘the original state of mankind;’; ‘the original laws of a country;’; ‘the original inventor of a process’;

Originnoun

The source of a river, information, goods, etc.

Originaladjective

(not comparable) First in a series or copies/versions.

‘The original manuscript contained spelling errors which were fixed in later versions.’; ‘This recording is by the original broadway cast.’;

Originnoun

(mathematics) The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect.

Originaladjective

(not comparable) Newly created.

‘Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.’;

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Originnoun

(anatomy) The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.

Originaladjective

(comparable) Fresh, different.

‘The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.’;

Originnoun

(cartography) An arbitrary point on Earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.

Originaladjective

(not comparable) Pioneering.

‘Parker was one of the original bebop players.’;

Originnoun

(in the plural) Ancestry.

Originaladjective

(not comparable) Having as its origin.

‘This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.’;

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Originnoun

The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.

‘This mixed system of opinion and sentiment had its origin in the ancient chivalry.’;

Originalnoun

An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived.

‘This manuscript is the original.’;

Originnoun

That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.

Originalnoun

A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent.

‘You’re a real original.’;

Originnoun

The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion.

‘I think he would have set out just as he did, with the origin of ideas - the proper starting point of a grammarian, who is to treat of their signs.’; ‘Famous Greece,That source of art and cultivated thoughtWhich they to Rome, and Romans hither, brought.’;

Originalnoun

(archaic) An eccentric.

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Originnoun

the place where something begins, where it springs into being;

‘the Italian beginning of the Renaissance’; ‘Jupiter was the origin of the radiation’; ‘Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River’; ‘communism's Russian root’;

Originaladjective

Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process.

‘His form had yet not lostAll her original brightness.’;

Originnoun

properties attributable to your ancestry;

‘he comes from good origins’;

Originaladjective

Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.

Originnoun

an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Originaladjective

Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.

Originnoun

the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

Originaladjective

Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.

Originnoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Originalnoun

Origin; commencement; source.

‘It hath it original from much grief.’; ‘And spangled heavens, a shining frame,Their great Original proclaim.’;

Originalnoun

That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.

‘The Scriptures may be now read in their own original.’;

Originalnoun

An original thinker or writer; an originator.

‘Men who are bad at copying, yet are good originals.’;

Originalnoun

A person of marked eccentricity.

Originalnoun

The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.

Originalnoun

an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

Originalnoun

an original model on which something is patterned

Originaladjective

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’;

Originaladjective

(of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary;

‘his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources’;

Originaladjective

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’;

Originaladjective

not derived or 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’;

Originaladjective

present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest

‘the plasterwork is probably original’; ‘the original owner of the house’;

Originaladjective

created personally by a particular artist, writer, musician, etc.; not a copy

‘original Rembrandts’;

Originaladjective

not dependent on other people's ideas; inventive or novel

‘a subtle and original thinker’;

Originalnoun

the earliest form of something, from which copies may be made

‘one set of originals and four photocopies’; ‘the portrait may be a copy of the original’;

Originalnoun

the language in which something was first written

‘the study of Russian texts in the original’;

Originalnoun

a person or place on which a character or location in a literary work is based

‘the house is reputed to be the original of Mansfield Park’;

Originalnoun

a book or recording that has not been previously made available in a different form

‘paperback originals’;

Originalnoun

a garment made to order from a design specially prepared for a fashion collection

‘the designer has donated one of her amazing originals, a frothy pink evening dress’;

Originalnoun

an eccentric or unusual person

‘he was one of the true originals’;

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