innovative

[in-uh-vey-tiv]
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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

adjective
  1. 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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