orig·​i·​na·​tive ə-ˈri-jə-ˌnā-tiv How to pronounce originative (audio)
: having ability to originate : creative
originatively adverb

Examples of originative in a Sentence

an originative genius whose mark on postmodern architecture can be seen all over the globe
Recent Examples on the Web The impulses, researchers say, activated specific brain waves associated with originative thinking, and people who were buzzed scored significantly higher on a test of creative thought. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of originative was in 1811

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“Originative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/originative. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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