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

 in·ven·tive /ɪnˈvɛntɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vent·ive a.  Able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at expedients; as, an inventive head or genius. --Dryden. -- In*vent*ive*ly, adv. -- In*vent*ive*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: imaginative, ingenious]