creativity

[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-]
noun
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.
3.
the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

Origin:
1870–75; creative + -ity

anticreativity, noun
noncreativity, noun
uncreativity, noun
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creative (kriːˈeɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  having the ability to create
2.  characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination: a creative mind
3.  designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination: creative toys
4.  characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions: creative accounting
 
n
5.  a creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns
 
cre'atively
 
adv
 
cre'ativeness
 
n
 
crea'tivity
 
n

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Example sentences
In every era, one city is designated as a magnet of creativity and energy.
Every artist employs a particular set of tools in the pursuit of creativity.
The exceptional creativity of immigrants doubtless reflects the sort of people
  who up sticks and get visas.
Judged on creativity and photographic quality, one first place winner will be
  selected in each category by a panel of experts.
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