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Definitions for ingenious
ɪnˈdʒin yəsin·ge·nious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

Wiktionary

  1. ingenious(Adjective)

    Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent.

    This fellow is ingenious; he fixed a problem I didn't even know I had.

    Etymology: From ingeniosus, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere. Compare ingénieux; see also engine.

  2. ingenious(Adjective)

    Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived.

    That is an ingenious model of the atom.

    Etymology: From ingeniosus, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere. Compare ingénieux; see also engine.

  3. ingenious(Adjective)

    Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious.

    He sent me an ingenious reply for an email.

    Etymology: From ingeniosus, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere. Compare ingénieux; see also engine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingenious(adj)

    possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic

    Etymology: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingnieux. See Engine.]

  2. Ingenious(adj)

    proseeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc

    Etymology: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingnieux. See Engine.]

  3. Ingenious(adj)

    witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply

    Etymology: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingnieux. See Engine.]

  4. Ingenious(adj)

    mental; intellectual

    Etymology: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingnieux. See Engine.]

Freebase

  1. Ingenious

    Ingenious is the English name for Einfach Genial, a German abstract strategy board game designed by Reiner Knizia under commission from Sophisticated Games and published in 2004 by Kosmos. Across most of Europe it is titled as the local translation of Ingenious or Simply Ingenious, the notable exception being Mensa Connections in the UK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ingenious

    in-jē′ni-us, adj. of good natural abilities: skilful in inventing: witty.—adv. Ingē′niously.—ns. Ingē′niousness, Ingenū′ity, power of ready invention: facility in combining ideas: curiousness in design; Ingē′nium, bent of mind. [L. ingeniosusingenium, mother-wit, from in, and gen, root of gignĕre, to beget.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingenious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingenious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ingenious in a Sentence

  1. Pfoofy Solar manager Achoge:

    We were awarded $100,000 by the United States African Development Fund and Power Africa for the ingenious innovation. It is this money that we are now using to upscale the solar project.

  2. Britney Schmidt:

    The reason we chose Europa Clipper is because the clipper ships were fast, American boats at the time that they were first used, when most shipping was achieved with large, slow vessels, we liked clipper for that reason, an ingenious way to solve the Europa mission problem : How do you get a long-lived mission at Europa with global coverage but not be in the radiation environment ?

  3. Ambrose Bierce:

    An inventor is a person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.

  4. Jeh Johnson:

    The cyber threat to our country is going to get worse before it gets better, bad cyber actors — whether they’re nation states, cyber criminals, hacktivists, those who engage in ransomware — are increasingly aggressive, tenacious and ingenious.

  5. Ambrose Bierce:

    Barometer, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

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