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The production of ideas and objects that are both novel or original and worthwhile or appropriate, that is, useful, attractive, meaningful, or correct. According to some researchers, in order to qualify as creative, a process of production must in addition be heuristic or open-ended rather than algorithmic (having a definite path to a unique solution). See also convergence-divergence, multiple intelligences, transliminality, triarchic theory of intelligence. creative adj.

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