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Synonyms for invention
ɪnˈvɛn ʃənin·ven·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. inventionnoun

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  2. inventionnoun

    Something invented.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  3. inventionnoun

    The act of inventing.

    The invention of the printing press was probably the most significant innovation of the medieval ages.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  4. inventionnoun

    The capacity to invent.

    It took quite a bit of invention to come up with a plan, but we did it.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  5. inventionnoun

    A small, self-contained composition, particularly those in J.S. Bach’s Two- and Three-part Inventions.

    I particularly like the inventions in C-minor.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  6. inventionnoun

    The act of discovering or finding; the act of finding out; discovery.

    That judicial method which serveth best for the invention of truth.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invention

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designnoun

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, origination, concept, purpose

  2. invention, innovationnoun

    a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation

    Synonyms:
    origination, excogitation, innovation, founding, foundation, instauration, creation, institution, design, initiation, introduction, conception

  3. inventionnoun

    the act of inventing

    Synonyms:
    design, conception, innovation, excogitation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inventionnoun

    Synonyms:
    inventing, origination, creation

  2. inventionnoun

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, device, design

  3. inventionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ingenuity, power of inventing

  4. inventionnoun

    Synonyms:
    fabrication, forgery, fiction, coinage

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How to use invention in a sentence?

  1. Heather Metcalf:

    Gender bias plays out in the selection of whose invention is worth patenting and what kinds of support we are offering people.

  2. Oliver Sacks:

    Language, that most human invention, can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with another person’s eyes.

  3. Margaret Mead:

    Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention.

  4. Ann Douglas:

    Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.

  5. Northrop Frye:

    In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.


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