orig·i·na·tive /əˈrɪʤəˌnetɪv, nə-/
O·rig·i·na·tive a. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating. --H. Bushnell. -- O*rig*i*na*tive*ly, adv.
adj 1: having the ability or power to create; "a creative
imagination" [syn: creative] [ant: uncreative]
2: having the power to bring into being [syn: creative]
3: containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one
discipline can influence the growth of another" [syn: germinal,