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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imaginative  \Im*ag"i*na*tive\,  a.  [F.  imaginatif.] 
  1.  Proceeding  from  and  characterized  by  the  imagination, 
  generally  in  the  highest  sense  of  the  word 
 
  In  all  the  higher  departments  of  imaginative  art, 
  nature  still  constitutes  an  important  element. 
  --Mure. 
 
  2.  Given  to  imagining;  full  of  images,  fancies,  etc.;  having 
  a  quick  imagination;  conceptive;  creative. 
 
  Milton  had  a  highly  imaginative,  Cowley  a  very 
  fanciful  mind.  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  Unreasonably  suspicious;  jealous.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  -- 
  {Im*ag"i*na*tive*ly},  adv  --  {Im*ag"i*na*tive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imaginative 
  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"  [syn:  {ingenious},  {inventive}] 




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