Definition of creation in English:


Line breaks: cre|ation
Pronunciation: /kriːˈeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 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.
    the world, the universe, the cosmos; the living world, the natural world, nature, life, living things


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

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