ingenuity

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noun in·ge·nu·i·ty \ˌin-jə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of ingenuity

plural

ingenuities

  1. 1 obsolete :  candor, ingenuousness

  2. 2 a :  skill or cleverness in devising or combining :  inventiveness b :  cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance

  3. 3 :  an ingenious device or contrivance

Examples of ingenuity in a sentence

  1. She showed amazing ingenuity in finding ways to cut costs.

  2. It will take considerable ingenuity to fix these problems.

Circa 1592

First Known Use of ingenuity

circa 1592


INGENUITY Defined for English Language Learners

ingenuity

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noun in·ge·nu·i·ty \ˌin-jə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of ingenuity for English Language Learners

  • : skill or cleverness that allows someone to solve problems, invent things, etc.

  • : a clever device or method


INGENUITY Defined for Kids

ingenuity

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noun in·ge·nu·ity \ˌin-jə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of ingenuity for Students

plural

ingenuities

  1. :  skill or cleverness in discovering, inventing, or planning



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