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 The amount of creativity that flows from Ty Dolla and these other songwriters looks to power 2021, too, so dive into their respective discographies and enjoy the audio adventures. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "Celebrate These Masters of the Pen with Mara TK for The Playlist," 29 Jan. 2021 Both care and creativity supposedly stand outside the capitalist drive to extract profit from labor. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, "You Don’t Have to Love Your Job," 21 Jan. 2021 His ingenuity, genius, and creativity earned him immense wealth, but his character and philanthropic generosity his great name. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson dies at 87," 12 Jan. 2021 But through it all — either in spite of, or because of, the uncertainty, and drama, and turmoil, and change — what I was privileged to witness was all the passion, joy, kindness, flexibility and creativity my community had to offer. Tom Fox, Dallas News, "Saying Goodbye to 2020: A last look at some of The Dallas Morning News photographers’ favorite photos from an unforgettable year," 1 Jan. 2021 Entries were judged on originality and creativity, spirit of the season and professionalism. John Ewoldt, Star Tribune, "Martin Patrick's 'Nutcracker' window display beats out Rodeo Drive in national contest," 16 Dec. 2020 Will the permissive WFHers find that their company’s culture and creativity wither over time? Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "Employers bringing workers back to the office may be inviting them to an unfamiliar place," 4 Dec. 2020 Opening up more with each song, this film becomes a joyous expression of creativity. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 For mathematicians and computer scientists, 2020 was full of discipline-spanning discoveries and celebrations of creativity. Quanta Magazine, "The Year in Math and Computer Science," 23 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of creativity was in 1875

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22 Feb 2021

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“Creativity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 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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