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1British. Usually with by. The ennobling of a person with a specially created title for a particular purpose or under special circumstances. Now chiefly historical.
2The creation of the universe and all species by God, especially as described in the Bible; the creation of man by God (whether or not the literal truth of the biblical account of the creation is assumed); a doctrine, belief, or hypothesis concerning this; frequently attributive.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From special + creation.
special creation/ˌspɛʃl krɪˈeɪʃn/
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