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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Much of this artistic creativity was more innovative than before.
▪ Simulation has also begun to supplant individual creativity.
▪ The climate, in most cases, is not particularly conducive to individual creativity.
▪ This view of language brings philology to life for Julia; she suddenly sees its object as the product of individual creativity.
▪ It encourages creativity and allows pupils to use the language they have learnt in the context of stimulating and relevant projects.
▪ Leaders also encourage creativity when they take the sting out of failure.
▪ Index of model letters useful as a prop and exercises based on them also encourage creativity in letter writing.
▪ There is clearly a fine line between stifling government intervention and encouraging creativity and innovation.
▪ In the name of encouraging creativity, Raskin blessed these outbursts.
▪ He supports the programs and encourages the creativity needed to sustain them, he said.
▪ Competition between teams-between organizations-builds morale and encourages creativity.
▪ While I would agree that it can only help your proficiency, it should not stifle creativity.
▪ An atmosphere in which people dread failure or fear that they will be ridiculed for offbeat ideas stifles creativity, Eisner believes.
▪ Officialdom must not stifle all creativity.
▪ They have little opportunity to use judgment or creativity.
▪ Coleridge uses his poetic creativity to achieve his end, questioning, exploring and explaining.
▪ Companies need to encourage creativity and innovation.
▪ His house, a rambling patchwork of add-ons and original rooms, is a museum of his disjointed creativity.
▪ In this myth, entrepreneurial heroes personify freedom and creativity.
▪ It also blocks the creativity of black artistic imagination and practices of representation.
▪ Managing creativity has always been a complex issue.
▪ The missive points out that the Web is getting faster and easier to use, giving people more access to multimedia creativity.
▪ The story of the universe is a mythic drama of creativity, allurement, relation, and grace.
▪ There is clearly a fine line between stifling government intervention and encouraging creativity and innovation.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1859, from creative + -ity. An earlier word was creativeness (1800).


n. A minor nontheistic, ethnocentric religion based on racist beliefs.


n. the ability to create [syn: creativeness, creative thinking] [ant: uncreativeness]


Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow 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 literary work, or a painting).

Scholarly interest in creativity involves many definitions and concepts pertaining to a number of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, songwriting, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes, personality type and creative ability, 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 teaching and learning.

Creativity (disambiguation)

Creativity refers to the invention or origination of any new thing (a product, solution, artwork, literary work, joke, etc.) that has value.

Creativity may also refer to:

  • Creativity (magazine)
  • Creativity (process philosophy)
  • Creativity (religion), a white-separatist organization
    • Creativity Alliance
    • Creativity Movement
  • Creativity, Action, Service, an educational programme
  • Creativity techniques
  • Creative Technology, a computer products manufacturer
Creativity (religion)

Creativity is a white supremacist new religious movement that was founded as the Church of the Creator in Lighthouse Point, Florida by Ben Klassen in 1973. Klassen designed the church to offer an all-encompassing worldview and racial religion based on veneration of the " white race."

Two separate organizations currently promote Creativity: the Creativity Movement (TCM) and the Creativity Alliance (also known as the Church of Creativity). The groups have common origins.

Creativity (magazine)

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.

Creativity covers the creative process, from concept through execution. The magazine is popular amongst advertising agency creatives, producers, directors, designers, editors and visual effects artists, advertisers and others affiliated with marketing, advertising, design and entertainment.

Creativity's web site is, which showcases the latest TV commercials, virals, print ads, interactive campaigns, and other forms of brand creativity. Work is updated daily accompanied by full creative and production credits. The site also features news, ad reviews, interviews and content from Creativity Magazine.

Creativity is part of the Ad Age Group, which includes marketing weekly and web site Advertising Age. The Ad Age Group is part of Crain Communications, a privately held publisher of over 30 trade titles.

The print magazine was closed in 2009.

Usage examples of "creativity".

Shared energies, transformation, diversity-unity, balance, creativity, adaptability and relationship are patterns of life and also can be called the morality of life.

It has to do with creativity in advertising and marketing, and the much sought-after gurus of creative thinking---copywriters!

For Amit, the greatest tools of spy craft are imagination and creativity, and both marked his tenure.

Because Nabokov does not require the steady accompaniment of a fictional setting, because the details appear in a flash without antecedent or context or function except their own vividness, each description seems a miracle of creativity and stands out as if caught by the oblique morning sun.

The deadly power and lightning-fast reflexes and computational ability of the Bolo, made one with human intuition and creativity, flowed through her, brushing her grief for Benjy, her guilt at having survived his death, gently aside.

On the contrary, the struggles themselves are demonstrations of the creativity of desire, utopias of lived experience, the workings of historicity as potentiality-in short, the struggles are the naked reality of the res gestae.

If we allow the wave of novelty to propel us toward the creativity that is inimicable to the human condition.

Class struggle moved across this terrain, marshaling up in the genesis of capitalism the creativity of the new mode of laboring and the new order of exploitation within a logic that carries together signs of both progress and reaction.

Moreover, the creativity and conflictuality of the proletariat resided also, and perhaps more important, in the laboring populations outside the factories.

At the same time, however, from the perspective of social productivity and creativity, from what we have been calling the ontological perspective, the hierarchy is reversed.

Every ontology that does not bear the stamp of human creativity is cast aside.

His health remained strong throughout this period, interrupting his three-month burst of creativity only once, in early November, when Suor Maria Celeste and Suor Luisa treated his brief indisposition by sending him five ounces of their vinegary oxymel concoction and some syrup of citron rind to ameliorate its bitter taste.

Many and eternal thanks to my editor, Lauren McKenna, who has played the most amazing of faery godmothers to this story since the moment of its conception with her insight, creativity, and patience, and to my agent, Timothy Seldes, whose kind support and brilliant judgment are gifts I will always cherish and pray I will never lose.

Evan then shuffles the 168 Yhe Passion Principles: Unbridling Your Creativity papers to protect anonymity, but people can claim their suggestions if they want.

I have had a night of untarnished creativity and this joke just popped out like a final splat of Alizarin Crimson.