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creation

cre·a·tion

creation

 
pronunciation:
kri eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of creating or of causing something to exist.
The creation of this famous statue took three years.
definition 2: something that is made.
The art students displayed their creations at the fair.
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The word creation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).