Definition of


  1. (noun, act) (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
  2. (noun, act) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    the foundation of a new scientific society
  3. (noun, act) the human act of creating
  4. (noun, artifact) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
  5. (noun, event) the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  6. (noun, object) everything that exists anywhere
    the biggest tree in existence

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Origin of the word Creation

  1. late 14c., "action of creating," from Fr. cr?ation (14c.), from L. creationem, noun of action from 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 O.E. frum-sceaft. Of fashion costumes, desserts, etc., from 1870s, from French. Creation science is attest… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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