What does inventor mean?

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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


  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.


  1. inventornoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inventornoun

    Etymology: inventor, Latin.

    We have the statue of your Columbus, that discovered the West Indies, also the inventor of ships: your Monk, that was the inventor of ordnance, and of gunpowder. Francis Bacon.

    Studious they appear
    Of arts that polish life; inventors rare,
    Unmindful of their maker. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Th' invention all admir'd, and each how he
    To be the inventor miss'd. John Milton.

    Why are these positions charged upon me as their sole author and inventor, and the reader led into a belief that they were never before maintained by any person of virtue? Francis Atterbury.

    In this upshot, purposes mistook,
    Fall'n on th' inventors heads. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventornoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.

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  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. Bobby Moynihan:

    Even my character in ‘Me, Myself I’ is the 'adult' in my best friend relationship with Bobby’s character. His life has come to a crashing halt at age 40, and he’s living in my garage as a struggling inventor in a co-parenting relationship with an 8-year-old daughter. it’s a very sweet and relatable sitcom, but it’s going to be filmed in a very interesting way.

  2. Darren Huston:

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

  3. Melissa Finocchio:

    We remain committed to defending inventor rights and protecting the interests of our investors and customers.

  4. Johnny Carson:

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

  5. Nikola Tesla:

    I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success....Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

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