Definition of originality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti//
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the quality of being new and interesting in a way that is different from anything that has existed before This latest collection lacks style and originality. Students are encouraged to show initiative and originality in their work. The government has shown great originality in its foreign policy. Creativity and originality are more important than technical skill.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: originality