Definition of creation in US English:

creation

noun

  • 1The action or process of bringing something into existence.

    ‘the creation of a coalition government’
    ‘job creation’
    • ‘It brings forth the serene power of creation and sustenance through the ages.’
    • ‘Most products bought by private consumers represent the culmination of a long process of value creation.’
    • ‘He helped nurture the Java Desktop System from concept to creation and even managed to close a few sales.’
    • ‘In a time of relative prosperity, the emphasis is no longer on wealth creation but on how we use that wealth.’
    • ‘My concern is that the issue of enterprise creation is continually sidelined.’
    • ‘It was the development of farms that led to creation of the world's first great civilisations.’
    • ‘The creation process uses Bioglass, a material that mimics that structure of bone.’
    • ‘The refurbishment of the toilets under the Town Hall and creation of disabled access would of course be necessary.’
    • ‘I think wealth creation is undoubtedly something that we need to do in society.’
    • ‘It is this industrial revolution that is the defining process in the creation of modernity as we know it.’
    • ‘Their creation involves processes that date from the time of the horse-and-cart.’
    • ‘Should the Scottish parliament approve its creation, the new authority will be run like a private company.’
    • ‘Turkey still bans strikes, five years after the creation of its export processing zone.’
    • ‘One of the most vital elements to consider with business creation was, he argued, the pursuit of excellence.’
    • ‘His process of musical creation is of deep significance to human imagination and will.’
    • ‘Bloggers are not some new creation, but the newest set of the barbarians at the gates.’
    • ‘Yet it is exactly the films that attempt to show the painstaking process of canvas creation that are the most successful.’
    • ‘U.S. troops were pivotal in the defeat of Hitler and creation of a democratic German state.’
    • ‘He said the possible creation of 470 jobs helped to balance the news that other firms were having to let workers go.’
    • ‘OK, I'm getting the hang of site creation but I knew it was going to be trickier than I thought.’
    design, formation, forming, modelling, putting together, setting up, making, construction, constructing, fabrication, fabricating, fashioning, building, erection, erecting
    conception, bringing into the world, bringing into being, bringing into existence, fathering, siring, spawning, giving birth to
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    1. 1.1 A thing which has been made or invented, especially something showing artistic talent.
      ‘she treats fictional creations as if they were real people’
      • ‘The tunes are creations of spellbinding joy and the lyrics poetic enough to turn men with steel hearts to jelly.’
      • ‘Both ballets were made last year, both are up-to-the minute creations with a strong sense of mood and place.’
      • ‘His thoughts and creations even in music have helped me all through my life.’
      • ‘As long as there are weddings there will always be a market for extravagant and lavish creations.’
      • ‘It needs no special skills, and Origami creations can even be sold as decorations.’
      • ‘Is it one of those fancy worktop corkscrews that look like the vice you used to wedge your woodwork creations into at high school?’
      • ‘Children who take along their own flowers will be shown how to turn them into artistic creations.’
      • ‘All the hairstyles presented were original creations for women in the new year.’
      • ‘Surely the designer would have put in a catch to make sure that none of his creations began to start thinking about this.’
      • ‘Peter is an artist himself and has some of his own very interesting creations on sale in the shop.’
      • ‘He found a job in 48 hours by showing up for an interview outfitted in one of his creations.’
      • ‘They were exhibiting creations at the Manchester College of Arts and Technology Final Year Show.’
      • ‘Even if these people are the fictional creations of a playwright, you feel that you know them at the end of a good play.’
      • ‘No other chef has ever come close to the scale, complexity and inventiveness of his creations.’
      • ‘As well as raising money and sponsorship for the event, she teaches workshops and makes her own creations.’
      • ‘She does not see the CDs as junk, rather as raw material for her artistic creations.’
      • ‘His creations for both men and women are characterised by contrasting patterns and fabrics lying together.’
      • ‘The supply of raw material for these creations is virtually infinite.’
      • ‘While a few turn their heads from his creations, most others are left in awe.’
      • ‘The scale is tipping too far in favour of me making money off old creations rather than me creating new ones.’
      work, work of art, achievement, production, opus, oeuvre, invention, handiwork, masterpiece, masterwork
      design, dress, outfit
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  • 2The bringing into of existence of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God.

    • ‘There is so much good evidence for Creation that there is no need to use any of the ‘doubtful’ arguments.’
    • ‘In my mind there could not have been any other way to interpret the Creation account other than as a literal six-day Creation.’
    • ‘Set up to follow the order of the books of the Bible, these photos and texts run from Creation to Revelation!’
    • ‘When preaching to pagans, they first preached Creation, and then the life and work of Christ.’
    • ‘He became convinced that God willed Creation for the benefit of man.’
    • ‘Instead, the Sabbath is the seventh and final act of creation, the culmination of Creation - the point of it all.’
    • ‘Genesis provides a unified description of Creation; the Koran does not.’
    • ‘The lecturers were theistic evolutionists and the possibility of Creation in six days was not presented as a serious option.’
    • ‘To add to my difficulties he began to swallow the theory of evolution, and I held firmly to the Biblical revelation of Creation.’
    • ‘It is a Hindu doctrine Movement, to teach the Universal Law of Creation, revealed by ancient Christian mysteries.’
    • ‘I now want to look at the most important aspect of Creation; Who is the Creator?’
    • ‘A small group of lecturers and researchers heard why I believe in Creation.’
    • ‘We forge new media today as we have always done as part of the unfolding of God's Creation.’
    • ‘None of them give a date for Creation of more than 9,000 years ago.’
    • ‘You have this burning question: ‘Is Creation or Evolution relevant to gospel preaching?’’
    • ‘There are accounts of Creation in lots of mythic literature from all over the world, and have various things in common.’
    • ‘They explain the nature of the universe, of life, while admitting that Creation itself is the one unknowable mystery.’
    • ‘Even the most renowned evolutionists had to accept this fact and confess that this provides an evidence for Creation.’
    • ‘I believe this to be true and I believe Creation is the best model.’
    • ‘He came to deny the accounts of Creation, Noah's Flood, and the supernatural origin of the Ten Commandments.’
    1. 2.1 Everything so created; the universe.
      ‘our alienation from the rest of Creation’
      • ‘However, if sentient aliens are part of His Creation, then mankind cannot be the focal point of His created universe.’
      • ‘If this is what can happen in the world of fiction, imagine how much more we can do in the real world when we are united with Jesus, the Lord of all Creation!’
      • ‘Man is to be focussed on haShem and His Torah believing that His Ways effect what is Good for all His Creation.’
      • ‘Perhaps we face a new kind of religious syncretism that combines digital fever with the worship of Creation.’
      • ‘The third relationship broken by sin in the Garden of Eden was the relationship of Creation with humankind.’
      • ‘It's just one of the many beautiful things about God's creation, and I say that we should enjoy it while it lasts.’
      • ‘Paul establishes the fact that from nature one can know that creation has a creator.’
      • ‘He marvels at the incredible design in our bodies and testifies to the hand of our Creator evident in Creation.’
      • ‘It is a good reminder that the Divine presence exists in all of creation, not just in man.’
      • ‘All Creation is sustained and maintained by Hashem's truth.’
      • ‘We need to be teaching love towards Creation, to love creation, not only love one another.’
      • ‘In the present age, the whole creation awaits liberation from bondage.’
      the world, the universe, the cosmos
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  • 3The action or process of investing someone with a new rank or title.

    appointment, installation, investing, investiture, inauguration
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

creation

/kriˈeɪʃ(ə)n//krēˈāSH(ə)n/