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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 orig·i·nal /əˈrɪʤənḷ, ˈrɪʤnəl/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 原始的; 正本; 原文; 原( 文 )件; 初始的

From: Network Terminology

 原始 原版

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·rig·i·nal a.
 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 inventor of a process.
 His form had yet not lost
 All her original brightness.   --Milton.
 2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
 3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
 4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
 Original sin Theol., the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also total depravity. See Calvinism.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·rig·i·nal, n.
 1. Origin; commencement; source.
    It hath it original from much grief.   --Shak.
 And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
 Their great Original proclaim.   --Addison.
 2. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
    The Scriptures may be now read in their own original.   --Milton.
 3. An original thinker or writer; an originator. [R.]
    Men who are bad at copying, yet are good originals.   --C. G. Leland.
 4. A person of marked eccentricity. [Colloq.]
 5. Zool. & Bot. The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: preceding all others in time or being as first made or
             performed; "the original inhabitants of the Americas";
             "the book still has its original binding"; "restored
             the house to its original condition"; "the original
             performance of the opera"; "the original cast";
             "retracted his original statement"
      2: (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something
         intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not
         secondary, sources"
      3: being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being
         as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach";
         "with original music"; "an original mind" [ant: unoriginal]
      4: not derived or copied or translated from something else;
         "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the
         original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation
         misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
      n 1: an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which
           copies can be made [syn: master, master copy]
      2: an original model on which something is patterned [syn: archetype,