cre·​a·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē, 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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Not just nails, but that's legitimate creativity & good work. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "10-Year-Old Girl Makes Clay Nails After Not Being Allowed to Wear Press-Ons," 12 July 2018 Now that players are more familiar with his system heading into Year 2, there will be more creativity integrating Kmet and the other tight ends. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 5 players who will impact Notre Dame football's 2018 season," 10 July 2018 Television fandoms that developed in the second half of the 20th century took fan creativity to new heights. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Your creativity peaks with regard to improving your life., "Horoscope," 9 July 2018 Your creativity emerges as well as your delightful sense of humor., "Where to get a taste of Brazil’s culture and cuisine before you go," 14 July 2018 Saturday ▪ The Intergalactic Bead Show at Cabarrus Arena in Concord features all the tools to ignite your creativity — or purchase someone else’s. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | July 13-19," 11 July 2018 Briere was an elusive center who could dazzle people with his offensive creativity and his open-ice shiftiness. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers' James van Riemsdyk signing brings back memories of Danny Briere," 6 July 2018 Toodleydoo Toys Craft Fridays – All ages are invited to express their creativity every Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 36 free things to do with your kids around Indy in July," 26 June 2018

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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 Nov 2018

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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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