creative thinking


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Noun1.creative thinking - the ability to createcreative thinking - the ability to create    
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
fecundity, fruitfulness - the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
flight - passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
wizardry, genius - exceptional creative ability
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
invention, excogitation, innovation, conception, design - the creation of something in the mind
cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness - the power of creative imagination
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
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