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



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈventɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈventɪv//
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  1. 1(especially of people) able to think of new and interesting ideas synonym imaginative She has a highly inventive mind.
  2. 2(of ideas) new and interesting This is a courageous and inventive piece of film-making.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French inventif, -ive or medieval Latin inventivus, from Latin invenire ‘discover’, from in- ‘into’ + venire ‘come’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inventive