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invention

noun

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 of invention brainchild, coinage, concoction, contrivance, creation, innovation, wrinkle Words Related to invention contraption, device, gadget, gizmo (also gismo), novelty; design, product, work; dream, fantasy (also phantasy), picture, vision; conception, imagining, origination Near Antonyms of invention 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 of invention fable, fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), figment, fictionWords Related to invention anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn; fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper; make-believeNear Antonyms of invention actuality, realnessAntonyms of invention 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 of invention contrivance, creativity, fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, imagination, inventiveness, originalityWords Related to invention 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 of invention 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 of invention cleverness, creativeness, imagination, imaginativeness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, innovativeness, creativity, inventiveness, originalityWords Related to invention fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, prolificness; capableness, resourcefulness; genius, giftedness, talent; fire, inspiration, museNear Antonyms of invention dryness, dullness (also dulness)



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