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

 orig·i·na·tive /əˈrɪʤəˌnetɪv, nə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·rig·i·na·tive a. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating. --H. Bushnell. -- O*rig*i*na*tive*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having the ability or power to create; "a creative
             imagination" [syn: creative] [ant: uncreative]
      2: having the power to bring into being [syn: creative]
      3: containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one
         discipline can influence the growth of another" [syn: germinal,