co·​in·​vent ˌkō-in-ˈvent How to pronounce coinvent (audio)
variants or co-invent
coinvented or co-invented; coinventing or co-inventing

transitive verb

: to invent (something) with one or more other people
… tells us much about Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the restlessly creative oceanographer-cinematographer who … coinvented the Aqua-Lung in 1943 …Robert Higgins
… the engineer who co-invented the first popular microprocessor.Julie Pitta
coinventor noun
or co-inventor
plural coinventors or co-inventors
One of the co-inventors of the original lithium-ion battery himself is taking another tack toward solid-state electrolytes … Nathan Hurst

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coinvent was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Coinvent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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