Synonyms and Antonyms of invention
something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination
- His clever invention made people's lives easier.
contraption, device, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), novelty
design, product, work
dream, fantasy (also phantasy), picture, vision
conception, imagining, origination
carbon copy, clone, copy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, reduplication, replica, replication, reproduction
something that is the product of the imagination
- Unsurprisingly, the story about being kidnapped by aliens was pure invention.
anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn
fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper
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.
brainstorm, brainstorming, inspiration
chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, figment, hallucination, illusion, mind's eye, mirage, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream
the skill and imagination to create new things
- A person of seemingly endless invention, Thomas Edison held a world-record 1,093 patents.
fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, prolificness
genius, giftedness, talent
fire, inspiration, muse