• Originality

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /əˌɹɪdʒᵻˈnælᵻti/

    Origin

    From original + -ity.

    Full definition of originality

    Noun

    originality

    (countable and uncountable; plural originalitys)
    1. (uncountable) The quality of being original or novel.
    2. (uncountable) The capacity to think independently or be inventive.
      • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 132:Originality may be the capacity to look at the same facts and see new explanations.
    3. (countable) Something original.
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