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.

1735–45; < French originalité. See original, -ity

unoriginality, noun

1, 3. inventiveness, ingenuity, cleverness, creativeness.
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originality (əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  the quality or condition of being original
2.  the ability to create or innovate
3.  something original

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Word Origin & History

1742, probably after Fr. originalité (see original (adj.)).
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Example sentences
Yet attempts to encourage originality have been tone-deaf.
Simply blend a teaspoon of originality into a bucket of the same old thing.
We can then trust their creativity and originality to provide the non-linear
  aspects of learning.
It has an originality and power that is unique and transformed our
  understanding of the universe.
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