Originality



[uh-rij-uh-nal-i-tee] /əˌrɪdʒ əˈnæl ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality or state of being .
2.
ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
3.
freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.
/əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or condition of being original
2.
the ability to create or innovate
3.
something original
n.

1742, from original (adj.) + -ity. Probably after French originalité (1690s).

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