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Synonyms and Antonyms of invention

  1. 1 something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination <his clever invention made people's lives easier> Synonyms brainchild, coinage, concoction, contrivance, creation, innovation, wrinkle Related Words contraption, device, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), novelty; design, product, work; dream, fantasy (also phantasy), picture, vision; conception, imagining, origination Near Antonyms carbon copy, clone, copy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, reduplication, replica, replication, reproduction

  2. 2 something that is the product of the imagination <unsurprisingly, the story about being kidnapped by aliens was pure invention> Synonyms fable, fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), figment, fictionRelated Words anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn; fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper; make-believeNear Antonyms actuality, realnessAntonyms fact, materiality, reality

  3. 3 the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others <a writer with great invention, she is able to create on the page worlds that don't exist but certainly seem like they could> Synonyms contrivance, creativity, fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, imagination, inventiveness, originalityRelated Words brainstorm, brainstorming, inspiration; fecundity, fertility; ingenuity, resourcefulness; versatility; chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, figment, hallucination, illusion, mind's eye, mirage, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream; envisaging, visualizationNear Antonyms literality, literalness

  4. 4 the skill and imagination to create new things <a person of seemingly endless invention, Thomas Edison held a world-record 1,093 patents> Synonyms cleverness, creativeness, imagination, imaginativeness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, innovativeness, creativity, inventiveness, originalityRelated Words fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, prolificness; capableness, resourcefulness; genius, giftedness, talent; fire, inspiration, museNear Antonyms dryness, dullness (also dulness)

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