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

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This influx of post-hibernation creativity was tangible at the New Museum’s spring gala, held at the Cipriani Wall Street in the Financial District. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski, Sienna Miller, and More Celebrate the Ultra-Cool Rem Koolhaas at the New Museum’s Spring Gala," 4 Apr. 2019 Opponents argued the legislation, which had been in the works for three years, would stifle freedom and creativity online. Raf Casert, The Seattle Times, "EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants," 27 Mar. 2019 Basically the universe is asking you to have more fun and be more daring in love and creativity. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Find Out What 2019 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign," 27 Dec. 2018 And there was this really beautiful wave of self-love and artistry and creativity within the black community, and black kids on the internet. Seventeen, "Amandla Stenberg on How Her Girlfriend Helped Her Find Body Confidence," 19 Sep. 2018 The colorful, anthropomorphic characters in the collection are equal parts Haas Brothers' creativity and L’Objet elegance. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "L'Objet Launches Haas Brothers Tableware Collection," 11 Mar. 2019 After a little creativity and some nifty DIYing, though, taking a seat at the table doesn't have to be either of those things. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "People Are Putting Swings In Their Kitchens And Dining Rooms—And They Look Amazing," 24 Oct. 2018 Quite apart from all the designers of European origin who are British entrepreneurs, voices from British black and South Asian communities are now stepping up to lead a generational shift in creativity. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "The Brexit Deadline Is Looming—Here’s How It Will Affect London Fashion Week," 14 Feb. 2019 After all, the sun will be in Aquarius, an air sign that has always been associated with free-spirited creativity, in little under a week. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "These 4 Style Icons Were Born on the Same Day—Is Capricorn the Chicest Sign?," 16 Jan. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of creativity

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

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