What does inventor mean?

Definitions for inventor
ɪnˈvɛn tərin·ven·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventor, discoverer, artificernoun

    someone who is the first to think of or make something

GCIDE

  1. Inventornoun

    One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices, new drugs, new processes, or other useful objects or procedures.

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. inventeur.]

Wiktionary

  1. inventornoun

    One who invents, either as a hobby or as an occupation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventornoun

    one who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. inventeur.]

Freebase

  1. Inventor

    In patent law, an inventor is the person, or persons in United States patent law, who contribute to the claims of a patentable invention. In some patent law frameworks, however, such as in the European Patent Convention and its case law, no explicit, accurate definition of who exactly is an inventor is provided. The definition may slightly vary from one European country to another. Inventorship is generally not considered to be a patentability criterion under European patent law. Under U.S. case law, an inventor is the one with "intellectual domination" over the inventive process, and not merely one who assists in its reduction to practice. Since inventorship relates to the claims in a patent application, knowing who an inventor is under the patent law is sometimes difficult. In fact, inventorship can change during the prosecution of a patent application as claims are deleted or amended. "Joint inventors", or "co-inventors", exist when a patentable invention is the result of inventive work of more than one inventor. Joint inventors exist even where one inventor contributed a majority of the work. Absent a contract or license, the inventors are individuals who own the rights in an issued patent. Status as an inventor dramatically alters parties' ability to capitalize on the invention.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inventor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inventor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of inventor in a Sentence

  1. Charles F. Kettering:

    An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One invents; whereas, another earns and benefits from that, not the inventor.

  3. Darren Huston:

    The big difference between a friend and an inventor is that an inventor works.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

  5. Johnny Carson:

    If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

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