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Creativity is a member of the word family create, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun creativity

What does creativity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: creativities

  1. the ability to create
    • examples: Creativity is an important aspect for the development of human. | Language acquisition requires creativity. | Playing, such as crumpling paper into a ball or tearing into pieces, helps develop children's creativity. | Creating creativity itself is improving creativity. | Creativity is the ability to combine known elements in a new and unusual way. | Productive thinking and creativity are unthinkable without imagination. | Lack of inspiration is the worst enemy of creativity. | We make our products using our creativity as a service to you. | You cannot scale creativity. | In molecular gastronomy, no boundaries are set on the creativity of the cooks.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of creativity: creative thinking / creativeness
    • more generic words: ability / power = possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    • more specific words:
    • part: out-of-the-box thinking / divergent thinking = thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions
    • attributes:

Specialised definition of the noun creativity

Glossary of sports

the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original techniques or make unorthodox plays to successfully deal with difficult situations (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Creativity" is a musical EP of Balaclava.

  • released in (8 years ago)


  1. "Creativity" is a book by Rob Pope.
    • also known as "Creativity: theory, history, practice"
  2. "Creativity" is a book by John Steptoe.
    • genres: Fiction, Children's literature
    • subjects: United States of America, Friendship, Places, Latino
  3. "Creativity" is a book by George Swede.
    • genre: Psychology
    • subjects: Self-help, Creativity
  4. "Creativity" is a book by Gregor Sebba.
    • also known as "Creativity: lectures"
  5. "Creativity" is a book by James Freeman.
    • also known as "Creativity: a selective review of research"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. Creativity is a new religious movement founded by Ben Klassen in 1973. Klassen designed Creativity to unite white people through a common, racist cultural and political organization.
    • also known as Church of the Creator
  2. Creativity is a website, formerly a monthly magazine, covering all things creative in advertising and design. The magazine, launched in 1986, provides a showcase of the best ideas across all areas of consumer culture, an exploration of the talent and techniques behind the work and insight on the people and the trends shaping brand creativity.
  3. Creativity is a music video subject.
  4. Creativity is an art subject.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Creativity

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Google previewEssentials of Educational Psychology, 3rd Edition (2002)

by J.C. Aggarwal

Creativity is a tension-reducing process. Creative Process...

Google previewManaging Creativity in Organizations (2005)

Critique and Practices by A. Styhre, M. Sundgren

'creativity is the principle of novelty';.

Google previewThe One, the Many, and the Trinity (2011)

Joseph A. Bracken and the Challenge of Process Metaphysics by Marc A. Pugliese

Creativity is the principle of novelty seen in the perpetual appearance of new actual entities.173 The ultimate metaphysical principle is the creative advance from plurality to unity, as, in every new moment, “the many become one and are ...

Google previewUnpuzzling Innovation (2016)

Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way by Pearl Zhu

Creativity is a result of living in your intuitive space. It is an action or a...

Google previewMetaphysics as Foundation (1993)

Essays in Honor of Ivor Leclerc by Paul A. Bogaard, Gordon Treash, Ivor Leclerc

Creativity is the activity of reality, or, in other words, reality as activity. As such, creativity does something, even...

Creativity is that which "transforms the manifoldness of the many into the unity of the one.

Google previewCreative Engineering Design Assessment (2013)

Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses by Christine Charyton

Instead, creativity is a necessity for innovation and prosperity. Creativity is a resource that is needed to survive and solve everyday problems. Through practicing creative engineering design, we can benefit humankind, especially now in our ...

Google previewThe Truth About Better Decision-Making (Collection) (2013)

by Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, Leigh Thompson, Martha I. Finney

Playfulness has become acknowledged as an essential component to a company's most competitive productivity edge: creativity. Creativity is the economic engine that drives the present to the future.

Google previewAffect and Creativity (2013)

the Role of Affect and Play in the Creative Process by Sandra Walker Russ

Creativity is an exciting process. To observe it...

Google previewSoka Education (2010)

For the Happiness of the Individual by Daisaku Ikeda

Creativity is the womb from which individuality blossoms. All humans are different .

Creativity is a stimulus operating from within to thaw this imbalance and allow the personality to grow and bloom more fully. Buddhism describes the flowering ...

Google previewThe Truth About Managing Effectively (Collection) (2013)

by Cathy Fyock, Martha I. Finney, Stephen P. Robbins, Leigh Thompson

Playfulness has become acknowledged as an essential component to a company's most competitive productivity edge: creativity. Creativity is the economic engine that drives the present to the future.

Google previewFeedback Loop (2010)

Designing Complex Architecture by Kyle Talbott

Creativity is the ability to bring a new and better alternative into existence by means of a non-obvious recombination. An alternative is...

Creativity is a process of recombining past experience in new ways to form new products. The constituent ...

Google previewDesign Creativity 2010 (2010)

by Toshiharu Taura, Yukari Nagai

Creativity is in the Interaction between the User and the Design It may be that creativity is an affordance (in the Gibsonian...

Google previewJumpstart! Creativity (2007)

Games and Activities for Ages 7–14 by Stephen Bowkett

Creativity is the fourth book in the series, following books on literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Google previewAdvertising Creativity Encyclopedia (2005)

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Google previewThe John Adair Lexicon of Leadership (2011)

The Definitive Guide to Leadership Skills and Knowledge by John Adair

creativity. Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up. OLIvER WENDELL HOLMES ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Creativity is a powerful source of growth that is vital throughout life as we continually create and re-create ourselves. It is an attitude, an activity, and a philosophy about growing older that knows no age boundaries. For the aging individual, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

creativity or team collaboration). While all three domains are important in the context of positive organizational psychology, this ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 23: Folk Art by Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers, Charles Reagan Wilson

The goal is to point readers interested in the South to an area of southern creativity that is often less known than other areas of regional culture and to explore its long history. The overview essay is a substantial work in itself, one that sorts out ...

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Quotes about Creativity

Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art. (Bruce Lee)
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Scrabble value of C3R1E1A1T1I1V4I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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