in·​no·​va·​tive | \ ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tiv How to pronounce innovative (audio) \

Definition of innovative

: characterized by, tending to, or introducing innovations

Other Words from innovative

innovatively adverb
innovativeness noun

Examples of innovative in a Sentence

an innovative approach to the problem a creative and innovative young designer
Recent Examples on the Web Yet until or unless the existing digital infrastructure of hospitals and health systems is able to integrate with these innovative tools, their full power will remain untapped. Reza Amin, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The innovative SolarSmart technology protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays, which have been shown to cause wrinkles and skin cancer, according to the brand. Nicol Natale,, 21 July 2022 However innovative modern technology has changed the future of farming, as indoor vertical farms spring up across the world, from Los Angeles to Kyoto. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 20 July 2022 The final Flow Synchronicity product incorporates UA’s innovative, signature Flow technology. Outside Online, 14 July 2022 The yacht’s exterior, which was penned by Frers Naval Architecture and Engineering, showcases a number of innovative design solutions. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 June 2022 In particular, startups can bring in innovative solutions such as digitization that increases efficiency in the sector. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz, 21 June 2022 Operation Safe Zone is an innovative technology that helps keep businesses, apartment buildings and the entire city safer, Mayor Jerome Prince said. Carrie Napoleon, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2022 Greg Magofña, 38, the director of development for a housing justice nonprofit, hoped to help change that by running for Berkeley City Council on a platform that prioritized innovative housing solutions. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of innovative

1608, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Innovative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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