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Invention Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the act of inventing
  • a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
  • the creation of something in the mind

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • the creation of something in the mind ,
  • a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation ,
  • the act of inventing

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Invention Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

An invention is a new thing that someone has made. The computer was an invention when it was first made. We say when it was "invented". New things that are made or created are called inventions. Cars and plastics are inventions that everyone knows. Inventions are made by inventors. Many inventions are patented.

Ideas are also called inventions. Writers can invent characters, and then invent a story about them.

Over time, humans have invented objects which make life easier for themselves. Because of this, a quote "necessity is the mother of invention", was written. The quote means that a lack of something should inspire someone to create something to fill that empty space. However, not all people believe that this is true. They think that too much of something can lead to an invention. Many inventions are just a variation of something that already exists.

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'Invention' example sentence in quotations

* 'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game. - Octavio Paz

* Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. - Leonardo DaVinci

* Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry. - This Is Spinal Tap

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Invention Sample Sentences in News

  • HSN's "Queen Of Invention" Joy Mangano Shatters Her Own Record, Selling the Most Huggable HangerĀ® Sets Ever in One Day!
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Ā "Queen of Invention," Joy Mangano returned to entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN to sell more than 157,000 sets of her wildly popular Huggable Hangers during the Joy Mangano's Holiday Home Gift Event on Saturday, November 22. Mangano bested her previous record of selling 99,000 Huggable Hange Read more on this news related to 'Invention'
  • A Gecko-Inspired Invention Lets Humans Scale Walls Like Spider-Man
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  • Gecko Tech: Sticky Invention Lets People Scale Walls
    But one problem that both real geckos and synthetic materials face is that they cannot support as much weight as one would predict from the total area of adhesive surface they possess. For instance, a machine known as Stickybot, created by researchers at Stanford University, had enough geckolike adhesive to support an 11-pound (5 kilograms) load, but in practice, Read more on this news related to 'Invention'

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