a. The act of creating.
b. The fact or state of having been created.
2. The act of investing with a new office or title.
a. The world and all things in it.
b. All creatures or a class of creatures.
4. Creation The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
5. An original product of human invention or artistic imagination: the latest creation in the field of computer design.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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