Invention

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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. The car is an invention that everyone knows.

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

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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