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the act of producing or causing to exist; the act of ; engendering.
the fact of being .
something that is or has been .
the Creation, the original bringing into existence of the universe by God.
the world; universe.
creatures collectively.
an original product of the mind, especially an imaginative artistic work:
the creations of a poetic genius.
a specially designed dress, hat, or other article of women’s clothing, usually distinguished by imaginative or unique styling:
the newest Paris creations.
Contemporary Examples

Is it really an insult to have a massive fanbase clamoring for more of his creation after the author has left this earth?
Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On Ace Atkins September 5, 2012

It “lulls you into this sense of security because it is a world of your own creation.”
Generation Naive: Why Young People Can’t Help Falling for Strangers Online Caitlin Dickson March 24, 2013

In other words, Israel would only accept the creation of a Palestinian “state” it could perpetually dominate.
If You Will It, It Is No Nightmare Yousef Munayyer December 9, 2012

Indeed, the Internet allows us curious observers to view the creation of conspiracy theories in real time.
Newtown Conspiracy Theories: Obama, Iran, and Other Culprits Michael Moynihan December 26, 2012

The news that I do, I’m reporting things about other people and what they do, it’s not a creation per se.
Jim Lehrer’s Cross-Country Fantasy Sandra McElwaine April 23, 2010

Historical Examples

I think so; it seems to me that, if Falstaff had been a creation, Shakespeare must have reproduced him more effectively.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

In the zany we see an example of creation; in the humorist, of transmission.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce

Mr. Tylor’s statement, of course, involves the opinion that the idea of creation is present to the Zulu mind.
Magic and Religion Andrew Lang

The smiles which surrounded him were of his own creation, and he participated in the happiness he had bestowed.
Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock

In the creation of this region nothing was overlooked that might appeal to the most fastidious.
The Beauties of the State of Washington Harry F. Giles

the act or process of creating
the fact of being created or produced
something that has been brought into existence or created, esp a product of human intelligence or imagination
the whole universe, including the world and all the things in it
an unusual or striking garment or hat
noun (theol)
the Creation, God’s act of bringing the universe into being
the universe as thus brought into being by God

late 14c., “action of creating, a created thing,” from Old French creacion (14c., Modern French création) “creation, coming into being,” from Latin creationem (nominative creatio) “a creating, a producing,” in classical use “an electing, appointment, choice,” noun of action from past participle stem of creare (see create). Meaning “that which God has created, the world and all in it” is from 1610s. The native word in the Biblical sense was Old English frum-sceaft. Of fashion costumes, desserts, etc., from 1870s, from French. Creation science is attested by 1970.

God’s creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis, commencing in this way: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light’: and there was light.” According to this account, the Creation took six days, with God creating Adam and Eve on the sixth day and resting on the seventh day. Genesis also gives another account of the Creation, in which God makes Adam out of clay, prepares the Garden of Eden for him, and then fashions Eve out of Adam’s rib.

“In the beginning” God created, i.e., called into being, all things out of nothing. This creative act on the part of God was absolutely free, and for infinitely wise reasons. The cause of all things exists only in the will of God. The work of creation is attributed (1) to the Godhead (Gen. 1:1, 26); (2) to the Father (1 Cor. 8:6); (3) to the Son (John 1:3; Col. 1:16, 17); (4) to the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps. 104:30). The fact that he is the Creator distinguishes Jehovah as the true God (Isa. 37:16; 40:12, 13; 54:5; Ps. 96:5; Jer. 10:11, 12). The one great end in the work of creation is the manifestation of the glory of the Creator (Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11; Rom. 11:36). God’s works, equally with God’s word, are a revelation from him; and between the teachings of the one and those of the other, when rightly understood, there can be no contradiction. Traditions of the creation, disfigured by corruptions, are found among the records of ancient Eastern nations. (See ACCAD.) A peculiar interest belongs to the traditions of the Accadians, the primitive inhabitants of the plains of Lower Mesopotamia. These within the last few years have been brought to light in the tablets and cylinders which have been rescued from the long-buried palaces and temples of Assyria. They bear a remarkable resemblance to the record of Genesis.


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