creationism

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noun cre·a·tion·ism \ krē-ˈā-shə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of creationism

:a doctrine or theory holding that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by God out of nothing and usually in the way described in Genesis
  • Once again, science and religion collided last week. This time the battleground was the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Justices decreed that a Louisiana law requiring that creationism be taught along with evolution in the public schools was unconstitutional.
  • —Alain L. Sanders

creationist

play \krē-ˈā-shə-nist\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of creationism

1880


CREATIONISM Defined for English Language Learners

creationism

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Definition of creationism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that God created all things out of nothing as described in the Bible and that therefore the theory of evolution is incorrect



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