Definition of creation in English:

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Pronunciation: /krēˈāSH(ə)n/


1The action or process of bringing something into existence: the creation of a coalition government job creation
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  • Yet it is exactly the films that attempt to show the painstaking process of canvas creation that are the most successful.
  • His process of musical creation is of deep significance to human imagination and will.
  • Their creation involves processes that date from the time of the horse-and-cart.
establishment, formation, foundation, initiation, institution, inauguration, constitution;
production, generation, fabrication, fashioning, building, construction, origination, development
1.1A thing that has been made or invented, especially something showing artistic talent: she treats fictional creations as if they were real people
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  • Children who take along their own flowers will be shown how to turn them into artistic creations.
  • She does not see the CDs as junk, rather as raw material for her artistic creations.
  • It needs no special skills, and Origami creations can even be sold as decorations.
work, work of art, production, opus, oeuvre;
achievement, intellectual property
informal brainchild
2 (the Creation) The bringing into of existence of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God.
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  • When preaching to pagans, they first preached Creation, and then the life and work of Christ.
  • There are accounts of Creation in lots of mythic literature from all over the world, and have various things in common.
  • He became convinced that God willed Creation for the benefit of man.
2.1Everything so created; the universe: our alienation from the rest of Creation
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  • Perhaps we face a new kind of religious syncretism that combines digital fever with the worship of Creation.
  • He marvels at the incredible design in our bodies and testifies to the hand of our Creator evident in Creation.
  • We need to be teaching love towards Creation, to love creation, not only love one another.
the world, the universe, the cosmos;
the living world, the natural world, nature, life, living things
3The action or process of investing someone with a new rank or title.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin creatio(n-), from the verb creare (see create).

Words that rhyme with creation

ablation, aeration, agnation, Alsatian, Amerasian, Asian, aviation, cetacean, citation, conation, Croatian, counterdemonstration, counterproliferation, crustacean, curation, Dalmatian, delation, dilation, donation, duration, elation, fixation, Galatian, geolocation, glocalization, gyration, Haitian, halation, Horatian, ideation, illation, lavation, legation, libation, location, lunation, mutation, natation, nation, negation, notation, nutation, oblation, oration, ovation, potation, relation, rogation, rotation, Sarmatian, sedation, Serbo-Croatian, station, staycation, taxation, Thracian, vacation, vexation, vocation, zonation

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Syllabification: cre·a·tion

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