cre·​a·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce creativity (audio) , ˌkrē-ə- \

Definition of creativity

1 : the ability to create her artistic creativity
2 : the quality of being creative

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Examples of creativity in a Sentence

her intelligence and artistic creativity the arts and crafts fair showed the remarkable creativity of local artists and artisans
Recent Examples on the Web Some theorize and concentrate on creativity in general. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Ben Folds to Explore Creativity on New Podcast ‘Lightning Bugs’," 8 Apr. 2021 As much creativity as this year has spawned, students are feeling that post-pandemic life will be at least as productive., "‘There’s so much beautiful work that’s come out of this’: College art students in the COVID era," 8 Apr. 2021 Laying the foundations clears space for creativity to emerge. Jodie Cook, Forbes, "How To Be Creative As An Entrepreneur," 6 Apr. 2021 Figuring out how to keep that magic alive in a year with so much loss has taken a little more creativity than usual for the man in red. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "We called Santa's workshop. Here's what he said about spreading cheer, not germs, in 2020," 6 Apr. 2021 Dumezweni is filled with gems like this, giving heartfelt yet practical advice on creativity, avoiding the clichéd maxims those in her position sometimes propose. Kovie Biakolo, Essence, "The Many Lanes Of Noma Dumezweni," 2 Apr. 2021 Their employees are 15% more engaged and their teams are more than twice as likely to solve a creativity challenge. S. Mitra Kalita, Fortune, "Humor may be the surprising key to rebuilding trust—and reconnecting with coworkers again," 31 Mar. 2021 For even more holiday creativity, display your peep next to a decorative Easter tree or set it in the center of an Easter charcuterie board. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "Peep on a Perch Is The Easter Version of Elf on the Shelf," 24 Mar. 2021 Bidwell will discuss how to make creativity pervasive in the community. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Pull back the curtain for the arts: Valley Views," 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of creativity

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for creativity

creative entry 1 + -ity

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11 Apr 2021

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“Creativity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of creativity

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

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