original


original
original o‧rig‧i‧nal [əˈrɪdʒnl, -dʒnəl] adjective [only before a noun]
happening or existing first:

• Which is theoriginal document and which is the copy?

• The index-linked certificates were paying indexation plus 4% of the original investment.

— original noun [countable] :

• Send us a signed copy of the invoice and keep the original.

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original UK US /əˈrɪdʒənəl/ adjective
spoken, written, or existing first: »

The final cost was much greater than the contractor's original estimate.

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We have more than doubled our original investment.

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His original plan was to stay two to three years, but he loved the job so much that he has never left.

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Please do not send original documents with your application.

not the same as anything or anyone else and for that reason special and interesting: original idea/suggestion, etc. »

We need some original ideas that will increase sales.

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She's a highly original young designer.

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original UK US /əˈrɪdʒənəl/ noun [C]
the first one made and not a copy: »

Can you let me have the original of your report?

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Sign the original and return it to us, keeping the copy for your records.

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The new version is worse in every respect - I much preferred the original.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Original- — Original …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • original — original, ale 1. (o ri ji nal, na l ) adj. 1°   Qui a un caractère d origine, primitif. Le tableau original. Les textes originaux. J ai lu la lettre originale. L édition originale d un livre. La copie originale d un tableau. •   Il a publié avec… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Original Me — Studio album by Cascada Released June 17, 2011 ( …   Wikipedia

  • original — ORIGINÁL, Ă, originali, e, adj. 1. (Despre acte, documente, opere artistice şi literare, fotografii etc.; adesea substantivat, n.) Care constituie întâiul exemplar, care a servit sau poate servi drept bază pentru copii, reproduceri sau… …   Dicționar Român

  • original — Original, [origina]le. adj. Qui n est copié sur aucun modele, sur aucun exemplaire. Titre original. piece originale, un tableau original. pensée originale. cela n est point imité, point emprunté. cela est original. Il est aussi substantif, & il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • original — orig·i·nal n 1: that from which a copy or reproduction is made both parties signed the original compare duplicate 2: a work composed firsthand as the product of an author s creativity ◇ A work must be an original in order to obtain a copyright.… …   Law dictionary

  • original — adjetivo 1. Del origen: Según la Biblia, Adán y Eva cometieron el pecado original. ¿Cuál es la causa original, el principio de todo? La idea original era hacer un parque, pero han hecho un aparcamiento. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Original Me — Álbum de estudio de Cascada Publicación 19 de Junio, 2011 Grabación 2009 2011 Plazmatek Studio,Yanou Studio 1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Original — O*rig i*nal, a. [F. original, L. originalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • original — (Del lat. originālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al origen. 2. Dicho de una obra científica, artística, literaria o de cualquier otro género: Que resulta de la inventiva de su autor. Escritura, cuadro original. U. t. c. s. m. [m6]El… …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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