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INGENUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ingenuity mean? 

INGENUITY (noun)
  The noun INGENUITY has 2 senses:

1. the power of creative imagination
2. the property of being ingenious

  Familiarity information: INGENUITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INGENUITY (noun)


Sense 1ingenuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The power of creative imagination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cleverness; ingeniousness; ingenuity; inventiveness

Hypernyms ("ingenuity" is a kind of...):

creative thinking; creativeness; creativity (the ability to create)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ingenuity"):

imagination; resource; resourcefulness (the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems)


Sense 2ingenuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being ingenious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ingeniousness; ingenuity; cleverness

Context examples:

a plot of great ingenuity / the cleverness of its design

Hypernyms ("ingenuity" is a kind of...):

high quality; superiority (the quality of being superior)


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