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creatinine a waste product produced in muscle from the breakdown of creatine. Elevated levels in blood indicate impaired kidney function.
creation the act of creating or of causing something to exist. [3 definitions]
creationism the doctrine that the world, life, and matter were created out of nothing by an omnipotent god, rather than that they evolved from other forms. [2 definitions]
creation science a form of creationism that opposes the scientific theory of evolution, holding that the origin of the universe as related in the Bible can be proved scientifically.
creative capable of inventing or producing something original or imaginative. [2 definitions]
creative writing the activity of writing original stories, poems, plays, novels, or the like, esp. as part of an educational subject or course.
creativity the capability of inventing or producing original or imaginative work. [2 definitions]
creator one who creates. [2 definitions]
creature a living being, either human or animal. [2 definitions]
crèche a model of Jesus Christ's nativity in the Bethlehem stable, exhibited esp. at Christmas. [3 definitions]
credence acceptance (of a statement or the like) as valid or true. [2 definitions]
credential something that entitles one to confidence, credit, privilege, or authority. [2 definitions]
credenza a buffet or sideboard, esp. a legless one.
credibility the quality of being believable, or the power to cause others to believe. [2 definitions]
credibility gap an apparent disagreement between purported and actual facts. [2 definitions]
credible believable or plausible. [2 definitions]
credit the quality or condition of being trustworthy or believable. [12 definitions]
creditable praiseworthy. [2 definitions]
credit bureau an organization that collects and dispenses credit information on individuals or companies.
credit card any of numerous cards, issued by banks, stores, or the like, allowing the holder to charge goods or services; charge card.
credit history a record of how somebody has repaid loans, credit card bills, and other debts, used as a guide by money lenders.