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original

noun

1 original

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

synonyms: master, master copy.

Roget 857: laughingstock, jestingstock, gazingstock; butt, game, fair game; April fool etc. (dupe) 547.    original, oddity; queer fish, odd fish; ... show more

Roget 83: nonconformity etc. 82; unconformity, disconformity; unconventionality, informality, abnormity, abnormality, anomaly; anomalousness etc. adj.; exception, ... show more

Dutch: minuut, origineel



2 original

Something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies:
— This painting is a copy of the original.

synonyms: archetype, pilot.

Roget 22: prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, module, ... show more

Dutch: prototype, archetype, glasfiber, grondvorm, oerbeeld, oervorm, type

adjective

1 original

Preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed.

Roget 153: caused etc. v.; causal, original; primary, primitive, primordial; aboriginal; protogenal; radical; embryonic, embryotic; in embryo, ... show more

Roget 600: voluntary, volitional, willful; free etc. 748; optional; discretional, discretionary; volitient, volitive.    minded etc. (willing) ... show more

Roget 515: imagined etc. v.; ben trovato [It]; air drawn, airbuilt.    imagining etc. v., imaginative; original, inventive, creative, fertile.    ... show more

Roget 18: dissimilar, unlike, disparate; divergent; of a different kind; etc. (class) 75 unmatched, unique; new, novel; unprecedented ... show more

Roget 79: special, particular, individual, specific, proper, personal, original, private, respective, definite, determinate, especial, certain, ... show more

Roget 20: unimitated, uncopied; unmatched, unparalleled; inimitable etc. 13; unique, original; creative, inventive, untranslated; exceptional, ... show more

Roget 83: uncomformable, exceptional; abnormal, abnormous; anomalous, anomalistic; out of order, out of place, out of keeping, out of tune, out of one's element; irregular, arbitrary; teratogenic; ... show more

2 original

of e.g. information Not secondhand or by way of something intermediary.

3 original

Being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of.

Polish: oryginalny

4 original

Not derived or copied or translated from something else.


Moby thesaurus: Bohemian, ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, actual, advanced, alien, antenatal, antetype, antitype, archetypal, archetype, article, authentic, autochthonous, autograph, avant-garde, basal, basic, basilar ... show more.

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