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Dictionary definition for: Ingenious

1. (s) (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material" "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device" "had an invent

2. (s) skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician" "came up with a clever story" "an ingenious press agent" "an ingeni

3. (s) showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget" "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success" "an ingenious solution to the problem"

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