innovative

[ in-uh-vey-tiv ]
/ ˈɪn əˌveɪ tɪv /

adjective

tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterized by innovation.

Nearby words

  1. innominate cartilage,
  2. innominate vein,
  3. innomine,
  4. innovate,
  5. innovation,
  6. innovator,
  7. innoxious,
  8. innoxiously,
  9. inns of court,
  10. innsbruck

Origin of innovative

First recorded in 1600–10; innovate + -ive

Related formsin·no·va·tive·ly, adverbin·no·va·tive·ness, nounun·in·no·va·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for innovativeness

innovative

/ (ˈɪnəˌveɪtɪv) /

adjective

using or showing new methods, ideas, etc
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Word Origin and History for innovativeness

innovative

adj.

1806 (with an isolated use from c.1600), from innovate + -ive. Related: Innovatively; innovativeness.

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