Definitions: (1) having an ability to originate new combinations of ideas; inventive; (2) skilled at making things work; resourceful; (3) witty
     Note: Compare with ingenuous

Derivation: Latin, “gifted with genius,” “having an unusual natural capacity”

Synonyms: clever, talented

Quote: I think there’s a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. — Clyde William Tombaugh (1906–1997) American astronomer

Observation: The progress of civilization is directly related to the development and possession of tools, machines, and channels of distribution. Improved tools, ingenious and efficient machines, determine the survival of contending groups in the arena of advancing civilization. (81:6.20) — The Urantia Book {1955}