creation

Use the noun creation to describe bringing something into existence, such as the creation of a new organization or the creation of a cutting-edge computer program.

Creation often describes the act of producing something for the first time, but it can also refer to the thing that's produced. In this sense, it often describes something involving artistic talent. If you write a short story, you'd probably ask your friends to read your artistic creation. Creation also can be used to refer to the universe in general. If your sister does something remarkable, you might say that in all of creation there's never been a sister like that.

Primary Meanings of creation

1.
n
the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
2.
n
everything that exists anywhere
Full Definitions of creation
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n the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Synonyms:
foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination
Types:
authorship, paternity
the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
Type of:
beginning, commencement, start
the act of starting something

n the event that occurred at the beginning of something

“from its creation the plan was doomed to failure”
Synonyms:
conception
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fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation
creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
pollenation, pollination
transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization
fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
self-fertilisation, self-fertilization
fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
superfecundation
fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
superfetation
fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time
Type of:
beginning
the event consisting of the start of something

n the human act of creating

Synonyms:
creative activity
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erotica, porn, porno, pornography, smut
creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
re-creation
the act of creating again
creating from raw materials
the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
production
the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services
creating by mental acts
the act of creating something by thinking
art, artistic creation, artistic production
the creation of beautiful or significant things
creating by removal
the act of creating by removing something
baking
making bread or cake or pastry etc.
child pornography, kiddie porn, kiddy porn
the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films
casting, molding
the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
recording, transcription
the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
building, construction
the act of constructing something
fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing
the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
concoction, confection
the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
lamination
bonding thin sheets together
formation
creation by mental activity
design, designing
the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
computer programing, computer programming, programing, programming
creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
verbal creation
creating something by the use of speech and language
actualisation, actualization, realisation, realization
making real or giving the appearance of reality
arts and crafts
the arts of decorative design and handicraft
ceramics
the art of making and decorating pottery
decalcomania
the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface
decoupage
the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer
drafting, draftsmanship, drawing
the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
glyptography
carving or engraving (especially on stones)
gastronomy
the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food
origami
the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)
painting
creating a picture with paints
perfumery
the art of making perfumes
printmaking
artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
carving, sculpture
creating figures or designs in three dimensions
topiary
making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
composing, composition
musical creation
invention
the act of inventing
conceptualisation, conceptualization, formulation
inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
dig, digging, excavation
the act of digging
carving, cutting
removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
boring, drilling
the act of drilling
gouge
the act of gouging
cutting, film editing
the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

n an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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art, fine art
the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
classic
a creation of the highest excellence
composition
something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
improvisation
a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)
innovation, invention
a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
master, master copy, original
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
needlecraft, needlework
a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
product, production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
remake, remaking
creation that is created again or anew
representation
a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
piece
an artistic or literary composition
adumbration
a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
artificial flower
a handmade imitation of a blossom
audiogram
a graphical representation of a person's auditory sensitivity to sound
book, volume
physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
book
a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
by-product, byproduct, spin-off
a product made during the manufacture of something else
commercial art
art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)
copy
a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
cosmography
a representation of the earth or the heavens
creche
a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem
crochet, crocheting
needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
cutaway, cutaway drawing, cutaway model
a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
cyberart
art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software
decoupage
art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
deliverable
something that can be provided as the product of development
diptych
a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
display, presentation
a visual representation of something
document
anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
drawing
a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
ecce homo
a representation (a picture or sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns
effigy, image, simulacrum
a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
embroidery, fancywork
decorative needlework
end product, output
final product; the things produced
gem, treasure
art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
genre
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
graphic art
the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
grotesque
art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
illustration
a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
brainchild, inspiration
a product of your creative thinking and work
job
an object worked on; a result produced by working
kitsch
excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste
knit, knitting, knitwork
needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
magazine
product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
map
a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
model, simulation
a representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
newspaper, paper
the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
nomogram, nomograph
a graphic representation of numerical relations
objectification
a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
output, outturn, turnout
what is produced in a given time period
paste-up
a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing
exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
icon, ikon, image, picture
a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
pieta
a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
plastic art
the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
projection
the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
rubbing
representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal
sewing, stitchery
needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
shade
a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
set, stage set
representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production
Station of the Cross
a representation of any of the 14 stages in Christ's journey to Calvary
tatting
needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
triptych
art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
turnery
products made on a lathe
piece of work, work
a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
work of art
art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
fruit, yield
an amount of a product
article
nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
morceau
a short literary or musical composition
film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
afterpiece
a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play
fragment
an incomplete piece
hiatus
a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
dance
an artistic form of nonverbal communication
Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole
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n everything that exists anywhere

Synonyms:
cosmos, existence, macrocosm, universe, world
Types:
closed universe
(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
natural order
the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws
nature
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
Type of:
natural object
an object occurring naturally; not made by man

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