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v. o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing, o·rig·i·nates
To bring into being; create or start: originated the practice of monthly reports.
To come into being; start: an invention that originated in China. See Synonyms at stem1.

o·rig′i·na′tion n.
o·rig′i·na′tive adj.
o·rig′i·na′tive·ly adv.
o·rig′i·na′tor n.


having the power to produce or invent something


(əˈrɪdʒ əˌneɪ tɪv)

having or characterized by the power of originating; creative.
o•rig′i•na`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
2.originative - containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
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On the whole, Chapters run generally 6 pages or so, the originative, comprehensible, workable information provided by Dr Whitaker is intended to aide beginner and experienced educators alike.
This originative diversity brings us back to James Madison and The Federalist (Cooke 1961).
These result moderately met with the originative classification of the tested tea genotypes based on morphological characteristics.
Webster admires this translation's commitment to "unflinching self-restraint" and "dogged fidelity," as Browning aims for scrupulous accuracy to the original, and praises it because it "bears the strong impression of originative power--a power which must have been recognized if Robert Browning had never been heard of before" (ATT, p.
The SVN platform offers originative business strategies that will strengthen profits for our stakeholders in the Mexican real estate market," says Xavier Pumarejo, President & General Director of SVN Mexico.
Sustainability generates significant chances for originative thought and health care entrepreneurship, and can provide the treble bottom line of quality of care, green protection and expenditure containment.
Human evil, even as incongruence, involves originative action on the part of the individual, and thus indicates both a ground of human freedom (to act) and the possibility for human goodness (to act well).
The basic theoretical starting point of the book is to establish an intercultural poetical system, which, according to Miner, should be based on the concept of genre since it has a dominant position in literature: "The thesis of this essay is that an originative poetics develops when a critic or critics of insight defines the nature and conditions of literature in terms of the then most esteemed genre" (7).
It is decidedly not a purely objective form of knowledge because phenomenological insight stays as close as possible to the originative, rich concrete textures of individual existences.
then [2] being responsive to this characteristic and to the originative value you possess will involve respecting your autonomy.
Disruptive innovation challenges the status quo, stimulates discussion, and advances originative thinking Disruptive innovation is called for to address staff RN retention.
We will nurture creative business ideas emerging from this region, especially from Pakistan, and blend technology with cutting-edge originative to bring efficiency in markets, Alikhan added.