Meaning of ORIGINAL in English

ORIGINAL

adjective

1

BAD : Archaeological treasures should be kept in the original country.

GOOD : Archaeological treasures should be kept in the country of origin.

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country of origin = the country where something was made or discovered: 'They refuse to release these antiquities until the country of origin is properly established.'

2

BAD : Many craftsmen have given up their original skills to work in factories.

GOOD : Many craftsmen have given up their traditional skills to work in factories.

BAD : She was wearing an original Japanese 'yukata'.

GOOD : She was wearing a traditional Japanese 'yukata'.

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original = (1) completely new: 'Nobody expected that the bikini, with its daringly original design, would catch on as it did.'

(2) the one that exists first (usually followed later by other ones): 'The original edition contained only 170 pages.' 'The tennis court to the side of the house was the idea of the original owner.'

traditional = done or used by a group or society for a very long time: 'The dancers were wearing traditional African dress.' 'Kumar gave the traditional Hindu greeting.'

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