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INNOVATIVE

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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]

Meaning:

Ahead of the times

Synonyms:

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?

Similar:

progressive (favoring or promoting progress)


Sense 2innovative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

groundbreaking; innovational; innovative

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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