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  • n. Someone who originates, creates or founds something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who originates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who originates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who creates new things


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  • Delicious irony: the best candidate for the originator is a chap called Mack.

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  • It has a certain mystique about it, perhaps because its originator is Jim Miekka, a blind physics instructor.

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  • Mr. BOVE: All these people want to send those loans back to the originator, and the originator is going to fight, you know, not to take them all.

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  • In reality, the ability to infer much about the originator of technology from the technology can be quite limited, and when the originator is not human, all the more so.

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  • Connexions uses broader Creative Commons license allowing students and teachers to rewrite and edit material as long as the originator is credited.

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  • The originator is a certain Pete Stahl, who is best known for his writings under the name “Gregory Douglas”, but produces the “Voice of the White House” columns under the name “Brian Harring”.

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  • Skype can support up to 25 people including the call originator on a conference call.

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  • But the main thing that makes one think of Wordsworth as originator is the way he handles paranormal or intense, quasi-mystical feelings for the natural world ( "the incumbent mystery of sense and soul") as an everyday kind of ecstasy.

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  • In its broadest form, the Creative Commons system allows creators and consumers of culture not only to view or listen to a digital work but also to copy, remix or sample it, as long as the originator is properly credited.

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  • O'Neill's dramatic production has been extraordinarily comprehensive in scope, versatile in character, and abundantly fruitful in new departures; and still its originator is at a stage of vigorous development.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1936 - Presentation Speech


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