creation

noun
cre·​a·​tion | \ krē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce creation (audio) \

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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In the mix with Owens’s black and white creations, there are Slavic household staples, an ode to Cash’s Soviet upbringing. Vogue, "Rick Owens and Estonian Rapper Tommy Cash Stage a Wonderfully Weird Exhibition," 3 May 2019 This represents healthy job creation though at a somewhat slower pace than... James Freeman, WSJ, "America the Productive," 2 May 2019 What this means for you: Expect to see these chips in bread-and-butter mainstream PCs, rather than high-end gaming or content creation rigs. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel launches 18 9th-gen desktop Core chips, the majority without hyperthreading," 23 Apr. 2019 While the characters of Cloak and Dagger were first introduced in a Spider-Man comic in 1982, fans of the current TV series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger could be forgiven for mistaking the pair for a contemporary creation. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Cloak & Dagger's Olivia Holt Says She Will Stop Acting After Season Two," 18 Apr. 2019 Since publishing the first volume of Gossamer in April 2018, the magazine has gathered a loyal audience and moved into product creation beyond CBD. Charlotte Palermino, Marie Claire, "15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry," 16 Apr. 2019 Naturally, if it is combined with an ethical and environmental awareness at the service of creation, then so much the better. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Introducing the 2019 LVMH Prize Finalists," 27 Mar. 2019 And the book starts with a 10-page capsule history of the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation just over 100 years ago. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "The case against billionaire philanthropy," 17 Dec. 2018 Regardless, this lawsuit will be a fascinating and potentially precedent-setting experiment in how copyright law treats a relatively new and unforeseen type of digital creation. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Epic Games is getting sued for turning rapper 2 Milly’s dance into a Fortnite emote," 5 Dec. 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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creation

noun

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

creation

noun
cre·​a·​tion | \ krē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce creation (audio) \

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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