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noun [countable] original pronunciation in British English /əˈrɪdʒ(ə)nəl/
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  1. 1
    the first form of something from which copies have been made

    Make photocopies for yourself and send the originals to the finance department.

    The Greek translation is faithful to the Hebrew original.

    1. a.
      a painting or other piece of art that was done by the artist, not a copy of it

      Is that Picasso an original?

  2. 2
    informal someone who thinks or behaves in an unusual way and is interesting or entertaining

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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