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innovative

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

crazy, oddball, strangeness, oddity, creation, sport, unfamiliarity, originality, uniqueness, mutation, innovation, vicissitude, origination, surprise, change, newness, freshness, permutation, weird, original

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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