What does ingenuity mean?

Definitions for ingenuity
ˌɪn dʒəˈnu ɪ ti, -ˈnyu-in·ge·nu·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness(noun)

    the power of creative imagination

  2. ingenuity, ingeniousness, cleverness(noun)

    the property of being ingenious

    "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"

Wiktionary

  1. ingenuity(Noun)

    The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original and creative ways

  2. ingenuity(Noun)

    Ingenuousness; honesty, straightforwardness.

  3. Origin: From ingenuitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingenuity(noun)

    the quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining

  2. Ingenuity(noun)

    curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism

  3. Ingenuity(noun)

    openness of heart; ingenuousness

Freebase

  1. Ingenuity

    Ingenuity is the quality of being clever, original, and inventive, often in the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges. For example, the process of figuring out how to cross a mountain stream using a fallen log, building an airplane model from a sheet of paper, or starting a new company in a foreign culture all involve the exercising of ingenuity. Human ingenuity has led to various technological developments through applied science, and can also be seen in the development of new social organizations, institutions and relationships. Ingenuity involves the most complex human thought processes, bringing together our thinking and acting both individually and collectively to take advantage of opportunities and/or overcome problems. One example of how ingenuity is used conceptually can be found in the analysis of Thomas Homer-Dixon, building on that of Paul Romer, to refer to what is usually called instructional capital. In the case of Homer-Dixon, his use of the phrase 'ingenuity gap' denotes the space between a challenge and a solution. His particular contribution is to explore the social dimensions of ingenuity. Typically we think of ingenuity being used to build faster computers or more advanced medical treatments. Homer-Dixon argues that as the complexity of the world increases, our ability to solve the problems we face is becoming critical. Human ingenuity is also included in many school systems, with most teachers encouraging students to be educated in human ingenuity.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingenuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingenuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ingenuity in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    As the United States begins a new chapter in our relationship with Cuba, we hope it will create an environment that improves the lives of the Cuban people, not because it is imposed by us, the United States, but through the talent and ingenuity and aspirations, and the conversations among Cubans from all walks of life so they can decide what the best course is for their prosperity.

  2. Hannah Tandy:

    We all have something in common. We all have human ingenuity and we all have feelings. this is something we have actually talked about before.

  3. Douglas Noel Adams:

    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

  4. Valerie Jamieson:

    I really don't think it is ever going to happen, then again, one thing I've learned is never to underestimate the ingenuity of physicists, so never say never.

  5. Jill Adams:

    That does not mean we will see a 75 per cent decrease in the abortion rate or a corresponding 75 per cent increase in the birth rate. Far from it, we know that resourceful people will apply creativity and ingenuity and if they are pregnant and don't want to be, they will find a way not to be.

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