adjective /ˈɪn.ə.ve.tɪv,ˈɪn.əˌveɪ.tɪv ,ɪˈnəʊ.və.tɪv,ˈɪn.əˌveɪ.tɪv ,ˈɪn.oʊˌveɪ.tɪv/
a) Characterized by the creation of new ideas or things
b) Forward looking; ahead of current thinking

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