creativity


cre·a·tiv·i·ty

noun \ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē, ˌkrē-ə-\

: the ability to make new things or think of new ideas

Full Definition of CREATIVITY

1
:  the quality of being creative
2
:  the ability to create

Examples of CREATIVITY

  1. her intelligence and artistic creativity
  2. <the arts and crafts fair showed the remarkable creativity of local artists and artisans>

First Known Use of CREATIVITY

1875

creativity

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ability to produce something new through imaginative skill, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. The term generally refers to a richness of ideas and originality of thinking. Psychological studies of highly creative people have shown that many have a strong interest in apparent disorder, contradiction, and imbalance, which seem to be perceived as challenges. Such individuals may possess an exceptionally deep, broad, and flexible awareness of themselves. Studies also show that intelligence has little correlation with creativity; thus, a highly intelligent person may not be very creative. See also genius; gifted child.

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