Creation Cre*a"tion (kr?-A"sh?n), n. [L. creatio: cf. F. cr?ation. See {Create}.] 1. The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence. [1913 Webster]

From the creation to the general doom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As when a new particle of matter dotn begin to exist, in rerum natura, which had before no being; and this we call creation. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature. [1913 Webster]

We know that the whole creation groaneth. --Rom. viii. 22. [1913 Webster]

A dagger of the mind, a false creation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Choice pictures and creations of curious art. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation. [1913 Webster]

An Irish peer of recent creation. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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