Definitions for inventiveɪnˈvɛn tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ven•tiveɪnˈvɛn tɪv(adj.)

  1. apt at inventing, devising, or contriving.

  2. apt at creating with the imagination.

  3. having the function of inventing.

  4. pertaining to, involving, or showing invention.

Origin of inventive:

1400–50; late ME < MF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. imaginative, inventive(adj)

    (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

    "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inventive(adjective)ɪnˈvɛn tɪv

    good at thinking up new ideas

    a group of inventive women

  2. inventiveɪnˈvɛn tɪv

    involving original and creative ideas

    inventive marketing; an inventive solution


  1. inventive(Adjective)

    of, or relating to invention

  2. inventive(Adjective)

    creative, or skilful at inventing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventive(adj)

    able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at expedients; as, an inventive head or genius

Translations for inventive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


good at inventing

an inventive mind.

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