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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 ?
Sometimes the boy thought they must all be inventions, a pack of lies.
But his inventions were still used, many of them being vital to the business and trade of this country.
Though Providence has lent to those who inhabit the woods eyes that would be needless to men in the settlements, where there are inventions to assist the sight, yet no human organs can see all the dangers which at this moment circumvent us.
Presumably sausages were once chopped and stuffed by hand, and if so it would be interesting to know how many workers had been displaced by these inventions.
A German daily is the slowest and saddest and dreariest of the inventions of man.
Footnote: Strange as the incidents of this story are, they are not inventions, but facts--even to the public confession of the accused.
Perhaps, I might have told Joe about the pale young gentleman, if I had not previously been betrayed into those enormous inventions to which I had confessed.
So they among themselves in pleasant veine Stood scoffing, highthn'd in thir thoughts beyond All doubt of Victorie, eternal might To match with thir inventions they presum'd So easie, and of his Thunder made a scorn, And all his Host derided, while they stood A while in trouble; but they stood not long, Rage prompted them at length, & found them arms Against such hellish mischief fit to oppose.
Still the severer antiquary may think, that, by thus intermingling fiction with truth, I am polluting the well of history with modern inventions, and impressing upon the rising generation false ideas of the age which I describe.
I told him, "although it were the custom of our learned in Europe to steal inventions from each other, who had thereby at least this advantage, that it became a controversy which was the right owner; yet I would take such caution, that he should have the honour entire, without a rival.
Sir Charles had earned his title by many inventions.
The right to useful inventions seems with equal reason to belong to the inventors.