originative

adjective orig·i·na·tive \ ə-ˈri-jə-ˌnā-tiv , -nə- \

Definition of originative

: having ability to originate : creative

originatively

adverb

Examples of originative in a Sentence

  1. an originative genius whose mark on postmodern architecture can be seen all over the globe

First Known Use of originative

1811



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