What does inventive mean?

Definitions for inventiveɪnˈvɛn tɪv

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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"


  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. inventif.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Jean Piaget:

    The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    If we don't want to be only expecting things to become real and if we don't want to be just waiting for the beautiful and the good to come, we can decide to be inventive and take things in our own hands by a voluntary action.

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