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.

Definitions of creation
  1. noun
    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    synonyms: foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination
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    authorship, paternity
    the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
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    beginning, commencement, start
    the act of starting something
  2. noun
    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
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    beginning
    the event consisting of the start of something
  3. noun
    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
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    activity
    any specific behavior
  4. noun
    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
    avatar
    an electronic image representing a computer user
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    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
  5. noun
    everything that exists anywhere
    synonyms: cosmos, existence, macrocosm, universe, world
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    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
    environment, nature
    the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
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    natural object
    an object occurring naturally; not made by man
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