[ kree-ey-shuhn ]
/ kriˈeɪ ʃən /


Origin of creation

1350–1400; Middle English creacioun < Latin creātiōn- (stem of creātiō). See create, -ion


Example sentences from the Web for creation

British Dictionary definitions for creation (1 of 2)

/ (kriːˈeɪʃən) /


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

Derived forms of creation

creational, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for creation (2 of 2)

/ (kriːˈeɪʃən) /

noun theol

the Creation God's act of bringing the universe into being
the universe as thus brought into being by God

Cultural definitions for creation


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.