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creation

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Pronunciation: /kriːˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of creation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action or process of bringing something into existence: 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.
Synonyms
production, generation, origination, devising, invention, initiation, inception, shaping, hatching
North American birthing
informal dropping
literary begetting
1.1 [count noun] A thing which 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.
Synonyms
work, work of art, achievement, production, opus, oeuvre, invention, handiwork, masterpiece, masterwork;
informal brainchild
rare opuscule
design, dress, outfit
informal number
2 (the Creation) The creating of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God: the big bang was the moment of the Creation, and therefore the work 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.
2.1 [mass noun] Everything 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.
Synonyms
the world, the universe, the cosmos;
the living world, the natural world, nature, life, living things
3The action of investing someone with a title of nobility: Edward’s generosity extended beyond the creation of earls
Synonyms
appointment, installation, investing, investiture, inauguration;

Origin

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

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