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exceptional creativity

the capability of individuals to make unique and important contributions to society through their work and the products of their work. Exceptional creativity, as measured by creative output, seems to peak at different points in the adult lifespan depending on the field of activity. Also called creative genius. Compare everyday creativity.

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closed-class words

closed-class words

in a language, a category of words that does not readily admit new members, consisting mainly of words that serve key grammatical functions, such as pronouns, prepositions, and determiners (see function word). Compare open-class words.