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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  the  creation  to  the  general  doom.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  We  know  that  the  whole  creation  groaneth  --Rom. 
  viii.  22. 
 
  A  dagger  of  the  mind,  a  false  creation.  --Shak. 
 
  Choice  pictures  and  creations  of  curious  art. 
  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  constituting  or  investing  with  a  new  character; 
  appointment;  formation. 
 
  An  Irish  peer  of  recent  creation.  --Landor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creation 
  n  1:  the  human  act  of  creating 
  2:  something  that  has  been  brought  into  existence  by  someone 
  3:  the  event  that  occured  at  the  beginning  of  something  "from 
  its  creation  the  plan  was  doomed  to  failure"  [syn:  {conception}] 
  4:  starting  something  for  the  first  time  [syn:  {initiation},  {founding}, 
  {foundation},  {institution},  {origination},  {instauration}] 
  5:  (theology)  God's  act  of  bringing  the  universe  into  existence 
  [syn:  {Creation}] 
  6:  everything  that  exists  anywhere;  "they  study  the  evolution 
  of  the  universe";  "the  biggest  tree  in  existence"  [syn:  {universe}, 
  {existence},  {nature},  {world},  {cosmos},  {macrocosm}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Creation 
  "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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