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Definitions for creativity
ˌkri eɪˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌkri ə-cre·ativ·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creativity, creativeness, creative thinkingnoun

    the ability to create


  1. creativitynoun

    The quality or ability to create or invent something.

    His creativity is unsurpassed by his fellow students in the art class.


  1. Creativity

    Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a printed literary work, or a painting). Scholarly interest in creativity is found in a number of disciplines, primarily psychology, business studies, and cognitive science. However, it can also be found in education, the humanities (philosophy, the arts) and theology, social sciences (sociology, linguistics, economics), engineering, technology and mathematics. These disciplines cover the relations between creativity and general intelligence, personality type, mental and neural processes, mental health, artificial intelligence; the potential for fostering creativity through education, training, leadership and organizational practices; the factors that determine how creativity is evaluated and perceived; the fostering of creativity for national economic benefit; and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.


  1. creativity

    Creativity is the ability to generate, conceive, produce, or discover original and imaginative ideas, solutions, or products that are often characterized by their uniqueness, novelty, and value. It involves thinking outside the box, transcending traditional ideas, rules, and patterns to create meaningful new concepts or works.


  1. Creativity

    Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby something new is created which has some kind of subjective value. It is also the qualitative impetus behind any given act of creation, and it is generally perceived to be associated with intelligence and cognition. The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines; psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy, technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes.

Editors Contribution

  1. creativity

    The ability to use our mind and imagination to create.

    Their combined creativity was a gift they both loved to share, their love for each other was part of that gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creativity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creativity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of creativity in a Sentence

  1. Judith Zackson:

    Eccentric individuals see challenges and solutions from unexpected angles, and their weird thinking allows them to come up with innovative and imaginative solutions, by choosing to march to your own beat, you can access your creativity, curiosity, happiness and make a difference in the world.

  2. Frank Capra:

    A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

  3. Jay Olson:

    Our results suggest that age, gender and location are not limiting factors : Almost anyone can be creative, having more methods to measure creativity means that we can better assess the success of various different methods to promote and nurture creativity.

  4. Carletha CeCe Cole:

    “Majority of the world’s creativity, power, intellect, and influence is in the minds of women and children. Ironically, these same demographics are largely at a disadvantage socially and economically. We are focused on empowering dreams and changing lives one woman and one child at a time.”

  5. Ryan Williams:

    I was always concerned for Cady. She was like another young sister to me, it goes hand in hand with her creativity. Whatever she was feeling, whether it was happy or the opposite, it just fully engulfed her emotionally, which made for wonderful art but it did take a toll on her.

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