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 Dictionary entry overview: What does innovative mean? 

INNOVATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INNOVATIVE has 2 senses:

1. ahead of the times
2. being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before

  Familiarity information: INNOVATIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INNOVATIVE (adjective)

Sense 1innovative [BACK TO TOP]


Ahead of the times


forward-looking; innovative; advanced; modern

Context examples:

the advanced teaching methods / had advanced views on the subject / a forward-looking corporation / is British industry innovative enough?


progressive (favoring or promoting progress)

Sense 2innovative [BACK TO TOP]


Being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before


groundbreaking; innovational; innovative

Context examples:

stylistically innovative works / innovative members of the artistic community / a mind so innovational, so original


original (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of)

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