[kree-ey-tiv] /kriˈeɪ tɪv/
having the quality or power of .
resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative:
originative; productive (usually followed by of).
Facetious. using or exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.:
having the ability to create
characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination: a creative mind
designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination: creative toys
characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions: creative accounting
a creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns
1670s, “having the quality of creating,” from create + -ive. Of literature, “imaginative,” from 1816, first attested in Wordsworth. Creative writing is attested from 1907. Related: Creatively.
- Creative sentencing
noun a criminal punishment considered innovative or different from what would be considered usual and chosen especially to be a deterrent for the future
- Creative tension
noun 1. a situation where disagreement or discord ultimately gives rise to better ideas or outcomes
[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] /ˌkri eɪˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌkri ə-/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 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 […]
[kree-ey-ter] /kriˈeɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. the Creator, . /kriːˈeɪtə/ noun 1. a person or thing that creates; originator /kriːˈeɪtə/ noun 1. the Creator, an epithet of God n. c.1300, “Supreme Being,” from Anglo-French creatour, Old French creator (12c., academic and liturgical, alongside popular creere, Modern French créateur), from […]