Invention meaning

ĭn-vĕnshən
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The act or process of inventing.

Used a technique of her own invention.

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A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation.

The phonograph, an invention attributed to Thomas Edison.

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The definition of an invention is something such as a device or process that has been created or made up, or the process of creating or making up something or figuring out a way to do something.

A new type of computer is an example of an invention.

The process of inventing a new type of computer is an example of invention.

A story that is created or made up is an example of an invention.

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Skill in inventing; inventiveness.
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A discovery; a finding.
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An inventing or being invented.
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The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity.
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A short composition developing a single theme contrapuntally.
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Something invented.
  • Something thought up or mentally fabricated; esp., a falsehood.
  • Something originated by experiment, etc.; new device or contrivance.
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A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach.
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A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
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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