inventive

[ in-ven-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈvɛn tɪv /

adjective

apt at inventing, devising, or contriving.
apt at creating with the imagination.
having the function of inventing.
pertaining to, involving, or showing invention.

Origin of inventive

1400–50; invent + -ive; replacing late Middle English inventif < Middle French

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British Dictionary definitions for inventive

inventive

/ (ɪnˈvɛntɪv) /

adjective

skilled or quick at contriving; ingenious; resourceful
characterized by inventive skillan inventive programme of work
of or relating to invention

Derived Forms

inventively, adverbinventiveness, noun
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