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"creative" in British English

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creativeadjective

uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
B1 producing or using ​original and ​unusualideas: a creative ​person/​artist/​designer/​programmer creative ​talents/​powers/​abilities creative ​thinking

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creatively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
creativity
noun [U] uk   /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈt̬ɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also creativeness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
B2 Too many ​rules might ​deaden creativity. Creativity, ​ingenuity, and ​flair are the songwriter's ​realtalents.

creativenoun [C]

uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
an ​employee whose ​imagination and ​artisticskills are very ​important for a ​company: Several ​leading creatives are ​involved in the ​advertisingcampaign.
(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"creative" in American English

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creativeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kriˈeɪ·t̬ɪv/
producing or using ​original and ​unusualideas: a creative ​designer/​person creative ​talents
creatively
adverb [not gradable]  us   /kriˈeɪ·t̬ɪv·li/
(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"creative" in Business English

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creativeadjective

uk   us   /kriˈeɪtɪv/
producing or using ​original and unusual ​ideas: creative artist/designer/person We ​attract creative ​people who want to get involved in ​buildingcompanies up.creative ability/potential/talent Every ​member of the ​organization has creative ​potential. We ​felt that it was a creative ​solution to a difficult problem.
creatively
adverb
Working in a ​cutting-edgeenvironment makes us ​think more creatively.
creativity
noun [U]
The ​organization celebrates and ​rewards creativity in its ​staff.

creativenoun [C]

uk   us   /kriˈeɪtɪv/
informal a ​person whose ​job is to suggest new ​ideas or ​design, ​draw, or write things: The ​company has a ​team of 10 creatives ​working on the ​project.
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(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creative”
in Arabic مُبْدِع…
in Korean 창의적인…
in Portuguese criativo…
in Catalan creatiu, innovador…
in Japanese 独創的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有创造力的, 创造性的, 有创意的…
in Turkish yaratıcı…
in Russian творческий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有創造力的, 創造性的, 有創意的…
in Italian creativo…
in Polish twórczy…
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