Etymology
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imaginative (adj.)

late 14c., ymaginatyf, "pertaining to imagination; forming images, given to imagining," from Old French imaginatif and directly from Medieval Latin imaginativus, from imaginat-, stem of Latin imaginari "picture to oneself" (see imagine). Meaning "resulting from imagination" is from 1829. Related: Imaginatively; imaginativeness.

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Definitions of imaginative

imaginative (adj.)
(used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford;
an imaginative use of material
Synonyms: inventive
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