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invention

noun in·ven·tion \in-ˈven(t)-shən\

Definition of INVENTION

2
:  productive imagination :  inventiveness
3
a :  something invented: as (1) :  a product of the imagination; especially :  a false conception (2) :  a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and experiment
b :  a short keyboard composition featuring two- or three-part counterpoint
4
:  the act or process of inventing

Examples of INVENTION

  1. The light bulb was one of the most important inventions of the 19th century.
  2. The stories he told about his military service were just inventions.
  3. His explanation was pure invention.
  4. Parts of the movie were accurate, but much of it was invention.
  5. the invention of a new product
  6. the invention of a false story
  7. an artist with exceptional powers of invention

First Known Use of INVENTION

14th century

Rhymes with INVENTION

INVENTION Defined for Kids

invention

noun in·ven·tion \in-ˈven-shən\

Definition of INVENTION for Kids

1
:  an original device or process
2
:  3lie <The story was just an invention.>
3
:  the act or process of inventing
4
:  the ability to think of new ideas <He was a man of invention.>

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