creativity

noun

cre·​a·​tiv·​i·​ty ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce creativity (audio)
ˌkrē-ə-
1
: the ability to create
her artistic creativity
2
: the quality of being creative

Example Sentences

her intelligence and artistic creativity the arts and crafts fair showed the remarkable creativity of local artists and artisans
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Word History

Etymology

creative entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of creativity was in 1875

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“Creativity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creativity. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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