1. the quality or state of being original.
  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.

noun plural -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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