from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in the literal interpretation of the account of the creation of the universe and of all living things related in the Bible.
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- n. The doctrine that each individual human soul is created by God (in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the Baha'i Faith), as opposed to traducianism.
- n. Any creationary belief, especially a belief that the origin of things is due to an event or process of creation brought about by the deliberate act of any divine agency, such as a Creator God (creator god).
- n. The belief that a deity created the world, especially as described in a particular religious text, such as the Book of Genesis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine that matter and all things were created, substantially as they now exist, by the fiat of an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed: opposed to evolutionism.
- n. The doctrine that God immediately creates out of nothing a new soul for each individual of the human family, while for the human body there was but one creative fiat. See traducianism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
creation + -ism (Wiktionary)