originality


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Originality \O*rig`i*nal"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. originalit['e].]
   1. The quality or state of being original. --Macaulay.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Ability to create new and original ideas, works of art,
      theories, etc.; ability to express oneself in an original
      manner; creativity; -- of people.
      [PJC]
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