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 Unlocking creativity and making standout content can be tough. Satta Sarmah Hightower, Forbes, 17 May 2022 The high fence is wrapped in blue, so creativity was the key for the couple dozen kids who wanted to sneak a peek Thursday night at Oswego East’s Noah Schultz. Paul Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Lizzo says her creativity is most powerful during the wee hours of the night. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2022 Food doesn’t figure prominently in the comics or in the movie, so some creativity was in order. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 But that's not to say creativity and critical acclaim isn't a factor. USA Today, 6 Apr. 2022 Her cooking, like that of any great cook or chef, is proof that culinary creativity may be the most perfect art form. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Against someone else, Alcaraz’s young legs, long reach and uncanny creativity probably would have been enough to prevail. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 So allow the accountants of Amazon and Apple to show you what real creativity is. Meghana Indurti, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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29 May 2022

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“Creativity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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