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

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? See More
Recent Examples on the Web Service offerings require continuous value creation and delivery to the customer, which requires a flywheel of innovation and development to continuously identify and solve customer pain points. Mark Schwartz, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae recently unveiled multi-year plans addressing inequity in housing, including a credit-building program for renters and financing the creation and preservation of affordable housing. Anna Bahney, CNN, 17 June 2022 This discussion will be an exploration of the beginnings of techno music and how Detroit was the creative and cultural hub for the creation and development of these beats. Thania Garcia, Variety, 8 June 2022 In a series decided by the slimmest of margins and where Jimmy Butler had very little offensive help, Dragic’s offensive creation and shooting may have made a difference. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 1 June 2022 The joint report Friday included input from about three dozen experts on genocide and international law, including several former ambassadors and others who were involved in the creation and proceedings of international criminal tribunals. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Led by Brett Claywell and Brendan de Kauwe, SOLIS has created a content ecosystem and curated digital marketplace that facilitates the creation and sale of both utility and regulated blockchain smart contracts. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 Our final productivity test is workstation maker Puget Systems' PugetBench for Photoshop, which uses the Creative Cloud version 22 of Adobe's famous image editor to rate a PC's performance for content creation and multimedia applications. Matthew Buzzi, PCMAG, 19 May 2022 In Babylonia and Assyria—both empires in ancient Mesopotamia—the flowers are linked to Ishtar, a goddess of creation and fertility. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 18 May 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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