i|ma|gi|na|tive [ıˈmædʒınətıv] adj
1.) containing new and interesting ideas
an imaginative use of computer technology
children's imaginative play
an imaginative solution to the litter problem
2.) good at thinking of new and interesting ideas
an imaginative child
>imaginatively adv
imaginatively displayed exhibits

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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