Originator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word originator
Brit.  |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word originator

noun

- someone who creates new things (syn: conceiver, mastermind)

Examples

These stories originated during earlier times.

The book originated as a series of lectures.

The sound seemed to originate from outside the room.

The custom is believed to have originated in the western U.S.

He did not originate the idea.

The policy was originated by the previous administration.

Professor Adams was the originator of the project.

Word forms

noun
singular: originator
plural: originators
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