What does invention mean?

Definitions for invention
ɪnˈvɛn ʃənin·ven·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    the creation of something in the mind

  2. invention, innovation(noun)

    a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation

  3. invention(noun)

    the act of inventing

GCIDE

  1. Invention(n.)

    That which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention; she patented five inventions.

  2. Origin: [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See Invent.]

Wiktionary

  1. invention(Noun)

    Something invented.

  2. invention(Noun)

    The act of inventing.

    The invention of the printing press was probably the most significant innovation of the medieval ages.

  3. invention(Noun)

    The capacity to invent.

    It took quite a bit of invention to come up with a plan, but we did it.

  4. invention(Noun)

    A small, self-contained composition, particularly those in J.S. Bach's Two- and Three-part Inventions.

    I particularly like the inventions in C-minor.

  5. invention(Noun)

    The act of discovering or finding; the act of finding out; discovery.

    That judicial method which serveth best for the invention of truth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invention(noun)

    the act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of printing

  2. Invention(noun)

    that which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention

  3. Invention(noun)

    thought; idea

  4. Invention(noun)

    a fabrication to deceive; a fiction; a forgery; a falsehood

  5. Invention(noun)

    the faculty of inventing; imaginative faculty; skill or ingenuity in contriving anything new; as, a man of invention

  6. Invention(noun)

    the exercise of the imagination in selecting and treating a theme, or more commonly in contriving the arrangement of a piece, or the method of presenting its parts

  7. Origin: [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See Invent.]

Freebase

  1. Invention

    An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product, or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field. Some inventions can be patented. A Patent legally protects the intellectual property rights of the inventor and legally recognizes that a claimed invention is actually an invention. The rules and requirements for patenting an invention vary from country to country, and the process of obtaining a patent is often expensive. Another meaning of invention is cultural invention, which is an innovative set of useful social behaviours adopted by people and passed on to others. Invention is also an important component of artistic and design creativity. Inventions often extend the boundaries of human knowledge, experience or capability.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invention' in Nouns Frequency: #2530

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How to say invention in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invention in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of invention in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Money is only a human invention.

  2. Anonymous:

    Necessity is the mother of invention.

  3. Thorstein Veblen:

    Invention is the mother of necessity.

  4. Thiruman Archunan:

    Love is a discovery, God is an invention.

  5. Robert Byrne:

    Getting caught is the mother of invention.

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