What does inventor mean?

Definitions for inventorɪnˈvɛn tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inventor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventor, discoverer, artificer(noun)

    someone who is the first to think of or make something


  1. Inventor(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [L.: cf. F. inventeur.]


  1. inventor(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventor(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [L.: cf. F. inventeur.]


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fred Ruckel:

    I’ve always been an inventor.

  2. Remy de Gourmont:

    Man is the inventor of stupidity.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I owe all my knowledge to the German inventor, Johannes Gutenberg!

  4. Charles F. Kettering:

    An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

  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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