Definition of Originative

1. Adjective. Having the ability or power to create. "A creative imagination"




2. Adjective. Containing seeds of later development. "Seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
Exact synonyms: Germinal, Seminal
Similar to: Original
Derivative terms: Germ, Originate

Definition of Originative

1. a. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating.

Definition of Originative

1. Adjective. That originates; creative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Originative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Originative

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originative (current term)
originatively
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Literary usage of Originative

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1. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology by James Sully (1910)
"originative Imagination and Thought. It will be seen that in these sections on originative ... originative imagination consists generally, we may say, ..."

2. Essays on the Philosophy of Theism by William George Ward (1884)
"My soul, then, in producing a psychical phenomenon of this latter kind, acts as an " originative " cause : it acts in virtue of a power (which it is thereby ..."

3. The Psychology of Froebel's Play-gifts by Denton Jaques Snider (1900)
"The Second Gift, then, we call the originative Gift, since this term suggests its genetic character. In it we may note a kind of triple genesis or three ..."

4. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1839)
"Nevertheless power to judge originative to make transference, incidental or ... Judge of the originative judicatory cannot make known the earliest time of ..."

5. The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the by John Arthur Thomson (1920)
"originative FACTORS IN EVOLUTION: VARIATION. § 1. The Central Problem of ^Etiology is the Origin of Heritable Variations. § 2. Variations Distinguished from ..."

6. Israel Among the Nations: A Study of the Jews and Antisemitism by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, Frances Hellman (1895)
"The Jew, Hebraism, and the Revolution—As Regards Social Tendencies the Modern Jew is Receptive, not originative—IIL The Conservative Spirit of the Great ..."

7. The Industrial and Commercial in Fluence of the English Patent System by Albert Francis Ravenshear (1908)
"Intensive and originative Invention Distinguished. This enumeration may be prefaced with a somewhat closer definition of these two main classes of invention ..."

8. The Chinese and Their Rebellions: Viewed in Connection with Their National by Thomas Taylor Meadows (1856)
"The originative men are apt to look with contempt on the others, ... The good men of the originative class are the promoters of true progress,—and the ..."

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