inventive

adjective in·ven·tive \ in-ˈven-tiv \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of inventive

1 :adept or prolific at producing inventions :creative
  • an inventive mind
2 :characterized by invention
  • an inventive method

inventively

adverb

inventiveness

noun

Examples of inventive in a Sentence

  1. They have given their new company an inventive name.

  2. inventive ways to use leftovers

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First Known Use of inventive

15th century


INVENTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

inventive

adjective

Definition of inventive for English Language Learners

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


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