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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inventive  \In*vent"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  inventif.] 
  Able  and  apt  to  invent;  quick  at  contrivance;  ready  at 
  expedients;  as  an  inventive  head  or  genius.  --Dryden.  -- 
  {In*vent"ive*ly},  adv  --  {In*vent"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {imaginative},  {ingenious}] 




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