Meaning of demiurge

dem•i•urge

Pronunciation: (dem'ē-ûrj"), [key]
— n.
    1. Platonism.the artificer of the world.
    2. (in the Gnostic and certain other systems) a supernatural being imagined as creating or fashioning the world in subordination to the Supreme Being, and sometimes regarded as the originator of evil.
  1. (in many states of ancient Greece) a public official or magistrate.
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