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inventive

[ in-ven-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈvɛn tɪv /
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adjective
apt at inventing or thinking up new machines or devices, methods, solutions, etc., or at improvising from what is at hand; innovative or ingenious: Luckily the bike mechanic is a most inventive person—you’ll be surprised at what he can do with a piece of wire and some scrap metal.
apt at creating with the imagination:The delightful and tirelessly inventive storyteller is back with an animated stop-motion adventure.
being the product of imagination, resourcefulness, etc.; creative and original: It’s an enthralling, inventive, and wholly unique exhibit from an artist without peer.
relating to or used for inventing: These recordings captured the musician at the height of her inventive power.
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Origin of inventive

First recorded in 1400–50; invent + -ive; replacing late Middle English inventif, from Old 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 of inventive

inventively, adverbinventiveness, noun
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