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cre·a·tive / krēˈātiv/ • adj. relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work: change unleashes people's creative energy. ∎  (of a person) having good imagination or original ideas: Homer, the creative genius of Greek epic.• n. a person who is creative, typically in a professional context.DERIVATIVES: cre·a·tive·ly adv.cre·a·tive·ness n.