- the quality or state of being original.
- ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
- freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.
noun plural -ties
- the quality or condition of being original
- the ability to create or innovate
- something original
n.1742, from original (adj.) + -ity. Probably after French originalité (1690s).