invention


invention

noun

Definition of INVENTION

1
something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination <his clever invention made people's lives easier>
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, invention
Near Antonyms actuality, realness
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>
Near Antonyms literality, literalness
4
the skill and imagination to create new things <a person of seemingly endless invention, Thomas Edison held a world-record 1,093 patents>
Near Antonyms dryness, dullness (also dulness)

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