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creationism Syllabification: cre·a·tion·ism
Pronunciation: /krēˈāSHəˌnizəm/

Definition of creationism in English:


1The belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution.
Example sentences
  • The majority of Americans believe in creationism rather than evolution.
  • They spend much time attacking biblical creationism and creationists.
  • The original proposal was to stop teaching evolution theory until creationism could be taught alongside.
1.1 another term for creation science.
Example sentences
  • It is not surprising that theologians and mainstream Christians claim that creationism damages Christianity.
  • Intelligent Design creationism is bad theology, bad politics, bad education, and bad science.
  • This succinctly expresses, I think, both the nature and the theological weakness in ID creationism.


Pronunciation: /krēˈāSHənəst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Strangely, evolutionists protest loudly when creationists use this approach!
  • Yet today many evolutionists claim that creationists cannot be scientists.
  • Many of those who classify themselves as creationists object to the term scientific creationists.
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