from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of creating.
  • noun The fact or state of having been created.
  • noun The act of investing with a new office or title.
  • noun The world and all things in it.
  • noun All creatures or a class of creatures.
  • noun The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
  • noun An original product of human invention or artistic imagination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The opinion or hypothesis that the variety of creation is perpetually increasing in consequence of the fact that the regularity of nature is not absolute or does not extend to all events.
  • noun The act of creating or causing to exist; especially, the act of producing both the material and the form of that which is made; production from nothing; specifically, the original formation of the universe by the Deity.
  • noun The act of forming or constituting; a bringing into existence as a unit by combination of means or materials; coördination of parts or elements into a new entity: as, the creation of a character in a play.
  • noun That which is created; that which has been produced or caused to exist; a creature, or creatures collectively; specifically, the world; the universe.
  • noun An act or a product of artistic or mechanical invention; the product of thought or fancy: as, a creation of the brain; a dramatic creation.
  • noun The act of investing a person with a new character or function; appointment: as, the creation of peers in England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.
  • noun That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.
  • noun The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable An invention, artwork, etc.
  • noun uncountable The act of creating something.
  • noun uncountable All which exists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
  • noun (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
  • noun the human act of creating
  • noun everything that exists anywhere
  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French création, from Latin creātiō, creationis.


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  • They do not go into details regarding this creation, and, unlike the Oriental teachers, they fail to distinguish between the conception of the _creation of shape and form_, on the one hand; and the _creation of the substance of these shapes and forms_, on the other hand.

    A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga William Walker Atkinson 1897

  • I am inclined to believe the apostle regarded the whole visible creation as, in far differing degrees of consciousness, a live outcome from the heart of the living one, who is all and in all: such view, at the same time, I do not care to insist upon; I only care to argue that the word _creature_ or _creation_ must include everything in creation that has sentient life.

    Hope of the Gospel George MacDonald 1864

  • [Bug 539243] Re: initial account creation window gives no indicationof successful account creation** Changed in: empathy

    FossPlanet Bug Watch Updater 2010

  • And I leave it to you, if all the money in creation is worth as much as one arm like that when it's got a sweet little woman like this to go around.

    Chapter XXVI 2010

  • He says that God's role in creation is active today, and more importantly, he says that he does believe in a God who loves us and cares for each of us as individuals.

    Iowa frankwu 2008

  • "The greatest poet even cannot say it: for the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness" (503-4).

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind' 2007

  • COOPER (on camera): Have you heard the term creation care?

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2007 2007

  • The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within like the color of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure.

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism) 2005

  • This law governs creation, yet the word creation is often erroneously used, for nothing is ever really created.

    Having It All John Assaraf 2003

  • Biblically, the word creation does not appear in relation to the origin of life.



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