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ingenuity

Noun

1 the power of creative imagination [syn: inventiveness, ingeniousness, cleverness]
2 the property of being ingenious; "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design" [syn: ingeniousness, cleverness]

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Noun

  1. the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original and creative ways
    The pyramids demonstrate the ingenuity of the Old Egyptians.
    Impecunity is the mother of ingenuity.

Translations

ability to come up with solutions to difficult problems

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