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innovative

[in-uh-vey-tiv] /ˈɪn əˌveɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterized by innovation.
Origin of innovative
1600-1610
1600-10; innovate + -ive
Related forms
innovatively, adverb
innovativeness, noun
uninnovative, adjective
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  • They were always happy and singing, innovative in finding ways to carry their packs.

  • The author shows that "the innovative works of an artist are explorations" (p.vi).

  • Both sorts of effort may be of either the routine or the innovative type.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • It is this environment of innovative upheaval that any useful foundation for strategic and operational thought must address.

    Shock and Awe Harlan K. Ullman
  • Two general motives enter here to govern the estimate and each may show the routine or the innovative phase.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for innovative

innovative

/ˈɪnəˌveɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
using or showing new methods, ideas, etc
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Word Origin and History for innovative
adj.

1806 (with an isolated use from c.1600), from innovate + -ive. Related: Innovatively; innovativeness.

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