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 Dictionary entry overview: What does creativity mean? 

  The noun CREATIVITY has 1 sense:

1. the ability to create

  Familiarity information: CREATIVITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The ability to create

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


creative thinking; creativeness; creativity

Hypernyms ("creativity" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Meronyms (parts of "creativity"):

divergent thinking; out-of-the-box 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; associated with creativity)


creative; originative (having the ability or power to create)

uncreative (not creative)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "creativity"):

fecundity; fruitfulness (the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination)

flight (passing above and beyond ordinary bounds)

genius; wizardry (exceptional creative ability)

imagination; imaginativeness; vision (the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses)

conception; design; excogitation; innovation; invention (the creation of something in the mind)

cleverness; ingeniousness; ingenuity; inventiveness (the power of creative imagination)

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