Inventive



[in-ven-tiv] /ɪnˈvɛn tɪv/

adjective
1.
apt at , devising, or contriving.
2.
apt at creating with the imagination.
3.
having the function of .
4.
pertaining to, involving, or showing .
/ɪnˈvɛntɪv/
adjective
1.
skilled or quick at contriving; ingenious; resourceful
2.
characterized by inventive skill: an inventive programme of work
3.
of or relating to invention
adj.

early 15c., “skilled in invention,” from Old French inventif (15c.), from Latin invent-, past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Related: Inventively; inventiveness.

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