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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 imag·i·na·tive /ɪˈmæʤnətɪv; ˈmæʤəˌne, nə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·ag·i·na·tive a.
 1. Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
    In all the higher departments of imaginative art, nature still constitutes an important element.   --Mure.
 2. Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
    Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind.   --Coleridge.
 3. Unreasonably suspicious; jealous. [Obs.]
 -- Im*ag*i*na*tive*ly, adv. -- Im*ag*i*na*tive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (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" [syn: ingenious, inventive]