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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Or delighting in the creativity and business acumen of American companies. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018 Jenny Vrentas is a wicked combination of writing chops, reporting chops, the creativity to think of good ideas and the brain to see them through. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Herrera's gone, what's next for Royals and worrisome about Chiefs," 19 June 2018 Spade’s success is a reminder that the wonder that is the U.S. economy rewards—and needs—creativity of all kinds. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Kate Spade, Entrepreneur," 7 June 2018 To demonstrate the creativity and cost-consciousness of restaurant chefs, Giusti is inviting 10 of the best to Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School to prepare a recipe that fits in the district’s budget. Rebecca Lurye,, "World-Class Chef Reimagines School Lunch In New London," 2 June 2018 Geniuses through history like Edison, Tesla, Poe and Dalí have tried to channel the uninhibited creativity of the state. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "This Device Will Capture Ideas from Your Dreams," 29 Apr. 2018 Its release has sparked some of the same whimsical and spontaneous creativity that made the early Internet so much fun. Morgen Peck, Glamour, "Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club," 24 Apr. 2018 Spanbauer is constantly pushing the creativity with homemade whip cream, edible glitter and printables — making new flavors weekly to add to menu. Jessica Greif,, "Portland food cart sells fancy Jell-O shots almost too pretty to eat (video)," 23 Apr. 2018 The metallic surface of the Koons statue reflected the works around it, capturing a special quality of Florence’s contemporary boom—its opportunities for interaction between the creativity of past and present. The Economist, "When Jeff Koons met Michelangelo," 19 Apr. 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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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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