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inventive

[in-ven-tiv] /ɪnˈvɛn tɪv/
adjective
1.
apt at inventing, devising, or contriving.
2.
apt at creating with the imagination.
3.
having the function of inventing.
4.
pertaining to, involving, or showing invention.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; invent + -ive; replacing late Middle English inventif < Middle French
Related forms
inventively, adverb
inventiveness, noun
preinventive, adjective
uninventive, adjective
uninventively, adverb
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inventive

/ɪnˈvɛntɪv/
adjective
1.
skilled or quick at contriving; ingenious; resourceful
2.
characterized by inventive skill: an inventive programme of work
3.
of or relating to invention
Derived Forms
inventively, adverb
inventiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un inventive

inventive

adj.

early 15c., "skilled in invention," from Old French inventif (15c.), from Latin invent-, past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Related: Inventively; inventiveness.

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