adjective in·ven·tive \in-ˈven-tiv\

: having or showing an ability to think of new ideas and methods : creative or imaginative

Full Definition of INVENTIVE

:  adept or prolific at producing inventions :  creative <an inventive mind>
:  characterized by invention <an inventive method>
in·ven·tive·ly adverb
in·ven·tive·ness noun

Examples of INVENTIVE

  1. They have given their new company an inventive name.
  2. <inventive ways to use leftovers>

First Known Use of INVENTIVE

15th century
INVENTIVENESS Defined for Kids


adjective in·ven·tive \in-ˈven-tiv\

Definition of INVENTIVE for Kids

:  creative


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