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creation

Noun

1 the human act of creating [syn: creative activity]
2 an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
3 the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure" [syn: conception]
4 the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, innovation, introduction, instauration]
5 (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
6 everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: universe, existence, world, cosmos, macrocosm]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An invention, artwork, etc
    I think the manufacturer was so ashamed of their creation that they didn't put their name on it!
  2. The act of creation.
    The restructure resulted in the creation of a number of shared services.
  3. All which exists
    Let us pray to Christ, the King of all creation.

Translations

invention etc.
act of creation
(Biblical) all which exists

Anagrams

Extensive Definition

Creation may refer to:
In religion and philosophy:
  • Creation (theology), the belief that one or more deities brought the universe into existence.
    • Creatio ex nihilo (English: Creation from nothing), the belief that a deity created the universe from nothing at all, rather than some pre-existing matter or energy.
    • Creation according to Genesis, the creation account in the book of Genesis for Judaism and Christianity.
    • Creationism, an ideology generally associated with not just God creating the universe, but also certain specific events afterward including the creation of animals and mankind.
  • Creation Festival, an annual Christian music festival held in Mount Union, Pennsylvania and George, Washington
In science:
  • Matter creation, the appearance of elementary particles, in physical processes such as pair production; the process opposite of annihilation.
    • Creation operator, an operator that increases the number of particles in a given state by one; an abstract representation of matter creation.
  • Invention, the act of creating a new process or device
In the arts:
In media:

See also

creation in German: Creator
creation in Spanish: Creación
creation in French: Création
creation in Korean: 창조
creation in Italian: Creazione
creation in Japanese: クリエイター
creation in Norwegian: Skapelse
creation in Romanian: Creaţie (dezambiguizare)
creation in Simple English: Creation

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