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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ingenuity mean? 

  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 


Sense 1ingenuity [BACK TO TOP]


The power of creative imagination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


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]


The property of being ingenious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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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