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What is the difference between 生成{せいせい} and 作成{さくせい}?

例:ソースファイル生成

As per my point of view 生成 and 作成 gives same meaning. Please explain clearly with example where should we use 生成 and where should we use 作成.

Dictionary

生成 - creation; generation
作成 - making; producing; creating; creation

Thanks in advance.

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作成 means you directly create something with your effort, creative sense, etc. When you write source code by hand, that's 作成, not 生成.

生成 sounds like a machine generates something — a compiler generating executable files, a voice synthesizer, a logger generating log files, and so on. ソースファイルの生成 sounds like you are using some source code generator.

Sometimes 作成 and 生成 can be used almost interchangeably. Stirng s = new String('foo') can be described as both オブジェクトの作成 and オブジェクトの生成. Still, the former sounds like you created it, and the latter sounds like the machine created it.

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  • After reading you answer, I compared with some technical document and looks perfect answer. Thank you very much. – GrabNewTech Jan 26 '17 at 6:13

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