Definition of innovative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪv//
, also BrE//ˈɪnəvətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəveɪtɪv//
(less frequent innovatory
BrE BrE//ˌɪnəˈveɪtəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnəˈveɪtəri//
, NAmE//ˈɪnəvətɔːri//
(approving) Job skills and personal qualities
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introducing or using new ideas, ways of doing something, etc. There will be a prize for the most innovative design. See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: innovative