cre·a·tion | \krē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of creation 

1 : the act of creating especially : the act of bringing the world into ordered existence

2 : the act of making, inventing, or producing: such as

a : the act of investing with a new rank or office

b : the first representation of a dramatic role

3 : something that is created: such as

a : world

b : creatures singly or in aggregate

c : an original work of art

d : a new usually striking article of clothing

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Examples of creation in a Sentence

The play continues to entertain audiences 25 years after its creation. Job creation will be an important issue in next year's elections. These changes will lead to the creation of new businesses. The company was largely the creation of one woman. Come taste our chef's delicious new creations. She's wearing one of her original fashion creations. How are humans different from the rest of creation?
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These primarily consist of the creation of or improvement to standing structures and/or permanent equipment as improvements to standing structures. The Aegis, "Pavilion installed at Shamrock Park, equipment improved," 13 July 2018 Focusing on the long-running lack of job creation in Connecticut, Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik released his first television commercial Thursday. Christopher Keating,, "Steve Obsitnik Releases First TV Commercial," 12 July 2018 The theatre is showing the film in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the film's creation. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "Additional showtimes of '2001: A Space Odyssey' slated for Tower Theatre," 10 July 2018 Detroit City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday in favor of the creation of a historic district, just south of Little Caesars Arena, that encompasses several properties owned by the Ilitch family. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "How new Detroit historic district impacts the Ilitch family," 10 July 2018 That’s because we have been disconnected from the actual point of power, which is at the point of creation of wealth, which is on the job. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Film / Music / Politics Boots Riley on the ‘regular’ revolutionary messages of his radical debut film," 6 July 2018 Washington County is loaning $1 million to Briggs & Stratton for the purpose of job creation, which should be paid back with TIF tax revenue, according to Wing. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Germantown OKs Briggs & Stratton development agreement; distribution center expected to be built by December 2019," 5 July 2018 With no experience in public education and a controversial record of charter school creation in her native Michigan, DeVos’ nomination was contentious from the start. NBC News, "DeVos agenda on higher education is a new front for Democratic resistance," 3 July 2018 Set through one-on-one on the final minute, his low cross was half-blocked by Guillermo Ochoa, whose string of excellent saves suggested just how dominant Brazil was in terms of the creation of clear chances. Jonathan Wilson,, "Neymar, Brazil Get Last Laugh in Extending Mexico's World Cup Round of 16 Misery," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of creation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for creation

Middle English creacion, borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, borrowed from Late Latin creātiōn-, creātiō "something brought into existence," going back to Latin, "act of begetting," from creāre "to beget, give birth to, create entry 1" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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English Language Learners Definition of creation

: the act of making or producing something that did not exist before : the act of creating something

: something new that is made or produced : something that has been created

: everything in the world


cre·a·tion | \krē-ˈā-shən \

Kids Definition of creation

1 : the act of bringing the world into existence out of nothing

2 : the act of making, inventing, or producing something the creation of a poem

3 : something produced by human intelligence or imagination The artist showed me her creations.

4 : a wide range of places The puppy ran all over creation.

5 : a living thing or living things There was peace among all creation.

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