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The Oxford Companion to Medicine
William Pryse-PhillipsWilliam Pryse-Phillips

is that attribute of the human mind characterized by originality and meaningfulness. It requires the ability to combine existing ideas, perceptions, experiences, and objects in different ways for new purposes. It is a person's capacity to produce new and original ideas, insights, inventions, or artistic products of scientific, technical, esthetic, or social value, the proceeds of a lively faculty of imagination. Unfortunately, these definitions are not precise enough to acclaim any individual output as creative. Judgement is subjective and communal, like beauty, lying in the eye of the beholder.... ...

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