Definitions

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  • adj. That originates; creative

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having power to originate or bring into existence; creative; inventive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the ability or power to create
  • adj. containing seeds of later development

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There six separate oblations to Agni, and so on, are enjoined by separate so-called originative injunctions; these are thereupon combined into two groups (viz. the new moon and the full-moon sacrifices) by a double clause referring to those groups, and finally a so-called injunction of qualification enjoins the entire sacrifice as something to be performed by persons entertaining a certain wish.

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • Subsequent commentaries seem for the most part to confirm and extend this fundamentally binaristic vision of Shelley's life and poetry as a mode of endless perceptual quest rather than of existential fulfillment in the eternally unfolding originative moment.

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind'

  • For Shelley, form and function, or form and action, to use his vocabulary, are mutually embedded through an originative process of interpenetration as a mode of mutual containment.

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind'

  • In short, in every case of literary immortality there is present originative personality.

    How Books Become Immortal

  • Lincoln's integrity and standing as a "statesman" rather than a "politician"; Wilson's regard for "originative personality" and the national tradition of individualism; Roosevelt's insistence that the country's best and brightest have indisputable civic responsibilities; and Kennedy's admiration for the artists and writers who speak truth to power reflect national core values that tie these presidents to every generation of U.S. citizens. —

    Politics & Presidents

  • The book's narrative is too often slowed down by such phrases as "the originative moment," the "enjoyment of fabulation," "semiotic functions" and "habitual topoi."

    The Founding of Fireworks

  • Consequently, its own originative activity accrues to thinking, that is, insofar as it is a principle, the dynamics of its principiating: principiare.

    Meister Eckhart

  • As for the high-tech field, not only westerners have inventions and originative ideas.

    The Huawei Factor

  • As he remarks: “What is originative is the caesura that establishes the distance between reason and non-reason; reason's subjugation of non-reason, wresting from it its truth as madness, crime, or disease, derives explicitly from this point”

    Postmodernism

  • For some things, e.g. movement and rest, good and bad, they assign to the originative principles, and the others to the numbers.

    Metaphysics

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