Meaning of “creative” in the English Dictionary

"creative" in British English

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creativeadjective

uk /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/ us /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/
creatively
adverb uk /kriˈeɪ.tɪv.li/ us /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv.li/
creativity
noun [ U ] uk /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ə.ti/ us /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ also creativeness, uk /-nəs/ us

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Too many rules might deaden creativity.
Creativity, ingenuity, and flair are the songwriter's real talents.

creativenoun [ C ]

uk /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/ us /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/

(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 unusual ideas:

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 /kriˈeɪtɪv/ us

producing or using original and unusual ideas:

creative artist/designer/person We attract creative people who want to get involved in building companies 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-edge environment makes us think more creatively.
creativity
noun [ U ]

The organization celebrates and rewards creativity in its staff.

creativenoun [ C ]

uk /kriˈeɪtɪv/ us

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)