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ɪnˈvɛn tɪvin·ven·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imaginative, inventiveadjective

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. inventiveadjective

    of, or relating to invention

  2. inventiveadjective

    creative, or skilful at inventing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. inventif.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inventive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inventive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inventive in a Sentence

  1. Gail Halperin:

    He was always a very inventive and creative person; he always has a lot going on, always able to juggle a million things.

  2. Robert Russon:

    If I had been asked to provide my own comments on David Goodall, I would have said he is perceptive, brilliant and inventive.

  3. Smita Nakhooda:

    The new range of partnerships through which the fund is able to work is going to help it take a new and inventive approach to adaptation.

  4. Kenneth Davids:

    The instant coffee people have been phenomenally inventive in trying to extract the aromatics in brewing and trying to put it back in the coffee.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    By decluttering our mind we can liberate mental forces that can inflame inspiring sparks of creativity. A singular flash or a particular flair on an unusual day can arouse a flood of stimulating thoughts. When we take ourselves off guard and our mind-set by surprise we can stir an array of inventive ideas. ("A flair of inspiration" )

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