Etymology
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originality (n.)

1742, "quality or state of being primary or first-hand," from original (adj.) + -ity. Probably after French originalité (1690s). Meaning "quality of being novel, freshness of style or character" is from 1787.

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Definitions of originality

originality (n.)
the ability to think and act independently;
originality (n.)
the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else);
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