innovative

[ in-uh-vey-tiv ]
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adjective
  1. tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterized by innovation.

Origin of innovative

1
First recorded in 1600–10; innovate + -ive
  • Also especially British, in·no·va·to·ry [in-uh-vuh-tawr-ee] /ˈɪn ə vəˌtɔr i/ .

Other words from innovative

  • in·no·va·tive·ly, adverb
  • in·no·va·tive·ness, noun
  • un·in·no·va·tive, adjective

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How to use innovative in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for innovative

innovative

/ (ˈɪnəˌveɪtɪv) /


adjective
  1. using or showing new methods, ideas, etc

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