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in·ven·tion

 (ĭn-vĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of inventing: used a technique of her own invention.
2. A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation: the phonograph, an invention attributed to Thomas Edison.
3. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
4. Skill in inventing; inventiveness: "the invention and sweep of the staging" (John Simon).
5. Music A short composition developing a single theme contrapuntally.
6. A discovery; a finding.

[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; see invent.]

in·ven′tion·al adj.

invention

(ɪnˈvɛnʃən)
n
1. the act or process of inventing
2. something that is invented
3. (Law) patent law the discovery or production of some new or improved process or machine that is both useful and is not obvious to persons skilled in the particular field
4. creative power or ability; inventive skill
5. euphemistic a fabrication; lie
6. (Rhetoric) (in traditional rhetoric) one of the five steps in preparing a speech or discourse: the process of finding suitable topics on which to talk or write
7. (Classical Music) music a short piece consisting of two or three parts usually in imitative counterpoint
8. (Sociology) sociol the creation of a new cultural pattern or trait
inˈventional adj
inˈventionless adj

in•ven•tion

(ɪnˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of inventing.
2. U.S. Patent Law. a new process, machine, improvement, etc., that is recognized as the product of some unique intuition or genius.
3. anything invented or devised.
4. the power or faculty of inventing or originating.
5. an act or instance of creating by exercise of the imagination, esp. in art, music, etc.
6. something fabricated, as a false statement.
7. a short contrapuntal musical composition for keyboard instrument.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin inventiō discovery]
in•ven′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.invention - the creation of something in the mindinvention - the creation of something in the mind
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
concoction - the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose; "his testimony was a concoction"; "she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories"
contrivance - the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
2.invention - a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentationinvention - a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
3.invention - the act of inventing
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
neologism, neology, coinage - the act of inventing a word or phrase
devisal, contrivance - the act of devising something

invention

noun
1. creation, machine, device, design, development, instrument, discovery, innovation, gadget, brainchild (informal), contraption, contrivance It's been tricky marketing his new invention.
3. fiction, story, fantasy, lie, yarn, fabrication, concoction, falsehood, fib (informal), untruth, urban myth, prevarication, tall story (informal), urban legend, figment or product of (someone's) imagination The story was undoubtedly pure invention.

invention

noun
2. Something invented:
3. Any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea:
Translations
إِخْتِرَاعٌإخْتِراعاختراعجِهاز مُخْتَرَع
vynálezinvence
opfindelse
ErfindungErfindungsgabeWortneuschöpfung
keksintö
izum
kiagyalástalálmány
uppfinning
発明
발명
invenciavynález
iznajdbaizum
uppfinning
การประดิษฐ์
icaticat etmebulmabuluş
sự phát minh

invention

[ɪnˈvenʃən] N
1. (= act) → invención f; (= machine) → invento m, invención f
2. (= inventiveness) → inventiva f
3. (= falsehood) → mentira f, invención f
it's pure inventiones pura invención
it's invention from start to finishes mentira desde el principio hasta el fin

invention

[ɪnˈvɛnʃən] n
[device, technique, game] → invention f
(= fabrication) → invention f
It was pure invention → C'était de la pure invention.

invention

n
Erfindung f; of one’s own inventionselbsterfunden
(= inventiveness)Fantasie f

invention

[ɪnˈvɛnʃn] ninvenzione f

invent

(inˈvent) verb
1. to be the first person to make or use (eg a machine, method etc). Who invented the microscope?; When was printing invented?
2. to make up or think of (eg an excuse or story). I'll have to invent some excuse for not going with him.
inˈvention (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of inventing or the ability to invent. He had great powers of invention.
2. something invented. What a marvellous invention the sewing-machine was!
inˈventive (-tiv) adjective
good at inventing. an inventive mind.
inˈventiveness noun
inˈventor noun
a person who invents. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.
see also discover.

invention

إِخْتِرَاعٌ vynález opfindelse Erfindung εφεύρεση invención keksintö invention izum invenzione 発明 발명 uitvinding oppfinnelse wynalazek invenção изобретение uppfinning การประดิษฐ์ icat sự phát minh 发明
References in classic literature ?
Being still too young to go often to the theater, and not rich enough to afford any great outlay for private performances, the girls put their wits to work, and necessity being the mother of invention, made whatever they needed.
From one activity to another had Tom Swift gone, now constructing some important invention for himself, as among others, when he made the photo-telephone, or developed a great searchlight which he presented to the Government for use in detecting smugglers on the border.
There is no whine of the panther, no whistle of the catbird, nor any invention of the devilish Mingoes, that can cheat me
It had just occurred to me, on the contrary, that this admirable invention of the railroad --with the vast and inevitable improvements to be looked for, both as to speed and convenience--is destined to do away with those stale ideas of home and fireside, and substitute something better.
On the contrary, I have allowed myself, as to such points, nearly, or altogether, as much license as if the facts had been entirely of my own invention.
so, deprived of one leg, and the strange ship of course being altogether unsupplied with the kindly invention, Ahab now found himself abjectly reduced to a clumsy landsman again; hopelessly eyeing the uncertain changeful height he could hardly hope to attain.
After this invention there was no longer Number One, Two, and Three Grade--there was only Number One Grade.
1] A machine of this description was really the invention of a young colored man in Kentucky.
Ancient hauberk, date of the sixth century, time of King Arthur and the Round Table; said to have belonged to the knight Sir Sagramor le Desirous; ob- serve the round hole through the chain-mail in the left breast; can't be accounted for; supposed to have been done with a bullet since invention of firearms -- per- haps maliciously by Cromwell's soldiers.
They adopted her, with grave and formal military ceremonies of their own invention - solemnities is the truer word; solemnities that were so profoundly solemn and earnest, that the spectacle would have been comical if it hadn't been so touching.
He is a most admirable invention, a most valuable convenience.
But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.