Definition of originator in English:



  • A person who creates or initiates something.

    ‘Wegener was the originator of the theory of continental drift’
    • ‘Like Peter, he has assimilated hip-hop culture to the extent that he now talks and dresses like the mainly American originators of the culture he strives to emulate.’
    • ‘If Edison was the originator of the fiction film, they were the fathers of documentary.’
    • ‘However, as pointed out by the originators of motivational interviewing, giving advice is rarely effective in changing selfcare practices.’
    • ‘One of the most useful tools for looking at a belief system is to look at the founder or originator.’
    • ‘The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.’
    inventor, creator, architect, author, prime mover, father, mother, maker, initiator, innovator, founder, pioneer, mastermind, discoverer, establisher, developer, designer
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