dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for creationism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Creationism \Cre*a"tion*ism\ (-?z'm), n.
     The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human
     being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to
     traducianism.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  creationism
      n 1: the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the
           Book of Genesis; "creationism denies the theory of
           evolution of species"

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  creationism
   n.
  
      The (false) belief that large, innovative software designs can be
      completely specified in advance and then painlessly magicked out of the
      void by the normal efforts of a team of normally talented programmers. In
      fact, experience has shown repeatedly that good designs arise only from
      evolutionary, exploratory interaction between one (or at most a small
      handful of) exceptionally able designer(s) and an active user population ?
      and that the first try at a big new idea is always wrong. Unfortunately,
      because these truths don't fit the planning models beloved of management,
      they are generally ignored.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  creationism
  
     The (false) belief that large, innovative software designs can
     be completely specified in advance and then painlessly
     magicked out of the void by the normal efforts of a team of
     normally talented programmers.  In fact, experience has shown
     repeatedly that good designs arise only from evolutionary,
     exploratory interaction between one (or at most a small
     handful of) exceptionally able designer(s) and an active user
     population - and that the first try at a big new idea is
     always wrong.  Unfortunately, because these truths don't fit
     the planning models beloved of management, they are
     generally ignored.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229