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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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creativecre‧a‧tive1 /kriˈeɪtɪv/ ●●○ W3 adjective  1 IDEAinvolving the use of imagination to produce new ideas or things This job is so boring. I wish I could do something more creative. I teach creative writing at Trinity College. the creative process of writing a poem Diaghilev did his great creative work in France. a creative solution to the problem2 AART/CULTUREsomeone who is creative is very good at using their imagination to make thingsinventive You’re so creative! I could never make my own clothes.creatively adverbcreativeness noun [uncountable]
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creativeBut it also contains many plot elements with which you can be creative.I enjoy my job, but I'd like to do something more creative.We encourage the children to use their creative abilities.The creative advertiser has the function of stimulating arousal in buyers.We need someone creative and enthusiastic to take this project forward.Some groups are very decisive, very productive, very creative and very satisfying for their members.creative architectural designsChildren should be allowed to develop their creative as well as their academic abilities.I move confidently among the technicians, the ideas-men and creative consultants, the engineers and fine-tuners.Tarantino is one of Hollywood's most creative directors.Our goals-peace based on military strength and creative foreign policy, economic growth, tax re-form, and fiscal sanity-would never change.But there was next to no creative intellectual stimulation.Davis was one of the most creative jazz musicians of our time.It's creative recycling as much as material recycling.Communities are more flexible and creative than large service bureaucracies.Ed, you are so creative - where did you learn to draw like that?This year's prize goes to the creative young author Ben Williams.creative writingAnd she has tried to defuse the threat which science undoubtedly can pose against creative writing.It is not surprising, then, that this leads many facilities to indulge in creative writing.Martha was the recently appointed tutor in creative writing.Janice was in Martha's creative writing class and wrote short, bland poetry that resembled vapid Anglican hymns.Bob did do the creative writing paper, he just didn't know it.He's easily distracted from anything that isn't creative writing, though, very up-and-down.That is the nature of creative writing to me.
creativecreative2 noun [countable] informal  someone such as a writer or artist who uses their imagination or skills to make things
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creativeFor creatives, then, the strategy needs to be clear, brief; but also stimulating.
From Longman Business Dictionarycreativecre‧a‧tive1 /kriˈeɪtɪv/ adjective1producing or using new and interesting ideasThe movie company has come under criticism for focusing too heavily on marketing and not enough on creative issues.He regularly gives lectures and classes on creative thinking.2MARKETINGrelating to the work of producing advertisements etc at an ADVERTISING AGENCY, rather than management of the agencyShe is leaving the agency to take a senior creative position elsewhere.creativity noun [uncountable]creativeness noun [uncountable]creativecreative2 noun [countable] informalMARKETINGHUMAN RESOURCES someone working for a company that produces books, advertisements, or films, whose job involves writing, drawing, or having new ideas, and who does not have to wear a suit or neat clothes when they are at work compare suit
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