inventive


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in·ven·tive

 (ĭn-vĕn′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
2. Adept or skillful at inventing; creative.

in·ven′tive·ly adv.
in·ven′tive·ness n.

inventive

(ɪnˈvɛntɪv)
adj
1. skilled or quick at contriving; ingenious; resourceful
2. characterized by inventive skill: an inventive programme of work.
3. of or relating to invention
inˈventively adv
inˈventiveness n

in•ven•tive

(ɪnˈvɛn tɪv)

adj.
1. apt at inventing, devising, or contriving.
2. apt at creating with the imagination.
3. having the function of inventing.
4. pertaining to, involving, or showing invention.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French]
in•ven′tive•ly, adv.
in•ven′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inventive - (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"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"

inventive

inventive

adjective
1. Characterized by or productive of new things or new ideas:
2. Not the same as what was previously known or done:
3. Able to use the means at one's disposal to meet situations effectively:
Translations
مُبْتَكِر، مُخْتَرِع
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hugvitssamur
orjinal buluşları olanyaratıcı

inventive

[ɪnˈventɪv] ADJ (= creative) → ingenioso, lleno de inventiva
to have an inventive mindtener ingenio or inventiva
he's an inventive cookes un cocinero con mucha inventiva or muy imaginativo
inventive powerscapacidad f inventiva, inventiva f

inventive

[ɪnˈvɛntɪv] adj [mind, idea] → inventif/ive
I've always had an inventive mind → J'ai toujours eu l'esprit inventif.

inventive

adj (= creative) powers, skills, mindschöpferisch; novel, design, menueinfallsreich; (= resourceful)erfinderisch; inventive geniusschöpferisches Genie; games which encourage a child to be inventiveSpiele, die die Fantasie or Phantasie des Kindes anregen

inventive

[ɪnˈvɛntɪv] adj (genius) → inventivo/a, creativo/a; (mind) → ricco/a d'inventiva

invent

(inˈvent) verb
1. to be the first person to make or use (eg a machine, method etc). Who invented the microscope?; When was printing invented?
2. to make up or think of (eg an excuse or story). I'll have to invent some excuse for not going with him.
inˈvention (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of inventing or the ability to invent. He had great powers of invention.
2. something invented. What a marvellous invention the sewing-machine was!
inˈventive (-tiv) adjective
good at inventing. an inventive mind.
inˈventiveness noun
inˈventor noun
a person who invents. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.
see also discover.
References in classic literature ?
Those who wish to read of the earliest activities of Tom in the inventive line are referred to the initial volume, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle.
But then, what reams of other manuscripts -- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
For ever since those inventive but unscrupulous times when on the marble panellings of temples, the pedestals of statues, and on shields, medallions, cups, and coins, the dolphin was drawn in scales of chain-armor like Saladin's, and a helmeted head like St.
He was giving orders for a toothpick-case for himself, and till its size, shape, and ornaments were determined, all of which, after examining and debating for a quarter of an hour over every toothpick-case in the shop, were finally arranged by his own inventive fancy, he had no leisure to bestow any other attention on the two ladies, than what was comprised in three or four very broad stares; a kind of notice which served to imprint on Elinor the remembrance of a person and face, of strong, natural, sterling insignificance, though adorned in the first style of fashion.
It seemed as if, could I but go back to the idea which had last entered my mind as I stood at the window, some inventive suggestion would rise for my relief.
But ere Cedric penetrated as far as the old hall in which he had himself been a prisoner, the inventive genius of Wamba had procured liberation for himself and his companion in adversity.
He took part calmly in a number of political assassinations; and he turned his diabolical inventive powers against the Emir of Afghanistan, who was at war with the Persian empire.
And the third of these speech-improving Bells, the inventor of the telephone, inherited the peculiar genius of his fathers, both inventive and rhetorical, to such a degree that as a boy he had constructed an artificial skull, from gutta-percha and India rubber, which, when enlivened by a blast of air from a hand-bellows, would actually pronounce several words in an almost human manner.
Historical action is to yield to their personal inventive action, historically created conditions of emancipation to fantastic ones, and the gradual, spontaneous class-organisation of the proletariat to the organisation of society specially contrived by these inventors.
D'Artagnan alone had discovered nothing--he, ordinarily the most inventive of the four; but it must be also said that the very name of Milady paralyzed him.
So Porthos sat down to table without another word and ate with an appetite that did honor to the confidence that was ever inspired in him by D'Artagnan's inventive imagination.
A man's wit, however, is quick and inventive in the wilderness; a thought suggested itself to the captain, how he might brew a delectable beverage.