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invention

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1 something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination
  • his clever invention made people's lives easier

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2 something that is the product of the imagination
  • unsurprisingly, the story about being kidnapped by aliens was pure invention

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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

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4 the skill and imagination to create new things
  • a person of seemingly endless invention, Thomas Edison held a world-record 1,093 patents

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The first known use of invention was in the 14th century

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“Invention.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/invention. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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