Invention Definition

ĭn-vĕnshən
inventions
noun
inventions
An inventing or being invented.
Webster's New World
A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation.
The phonograph, an invention attributed to Thomas Edison.
American Heritage
The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity.
Webster's New World
A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
American Heritage
Something invented.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
truthsteal
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Other Word Forms of Invention

Noun

Singular:
invention
Plural:
inventions

Origin of Invention

  • Middle English invencioun scheme, plan from Old French invencion a finding out from Latin inventiō inventiōn- inventiveness from inventus past participle of invenīre to find invent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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