Original vs Nonformulaic - What's the difference?

original | nonformulaic |

As a noun original

is original.

As an adjective nonformulaic is

not formulaic; original.




(en adjective)
  • (label) Relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.}}
  • (label) First in a series or copies/versions.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, […].}}
  • (label) Newly created.
  • (label) Fresh, different.
  • (label) Pioneering.
  • (label) Having as its origin.
  • Synonyms

    * (first in series ) initial * autograph * prototype


    * copy * derivative * reproduction * simile

    Derived terms

    * originally * original sin


    (en noun)
  • An object or other creation (e.g. narrative work) from which all later copies and variations are derived
  • This manuscript is the original
  • A person with a unique and interesting personality and/or creative talent
  • You’re an original
  • (archaic) An eccentric
  • Synonyms

    * autograph * prototype


    * copy * remake * reproduction






  • Not formulaic; original.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=September 6, author=Elizabeth Jensen, title=Network’s New Energy Source: The Dark, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=In Canada the realistic dialogue, nonformulaic plots and even the use of profanity in “Durham County” “really broke the mold,” Mr. Dillon said. }}