[ kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh- ]
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  1. the state or quality of being creative.

  2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

  1. the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

Origin of creativity

First recorded in 1870–75; creative + -ity

Other words from creativity

  • an·ti·cre·a·tiv·i·ty, noun
  • non·cre·a·tiv·i·ty, noun
  • un·cre·a·tiv·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby creativity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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