in·​no·​va·​tive ˈi-nə-ˌvā-tiv How to pronounce innovative (audio)
: characterized by, tending to, or introducing innovations
innovatively adverb
innovativeness noun

Examples of innovative in a Sentence

an innovative approach to the problem a creative and innovative young designer
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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of innovative was in 1608

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“Innovative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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