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English definition of “inventive”

inventive

adjective     /ɪnˈven.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/ approving
very good at thinking of new and original ideas : He is very inventive, always dreaming up new gadgets for the home .Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing inventively     /-li/ adverb approving inventiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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