Definitions for: Inventive


[adj] (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*vent"ive, a. [Cf. F. inventif.]
Able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at
expedients; as, an inventive head or genius. --Dryden. --
In*vent"ive*ly, adv. -- In*vent"ive*ness, n.

Synonyms: creative, imaginative, ingenious, originative

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