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Synonyms for invention
ɪnˈvɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    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, innovation(noun)

    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. invention(noun)

    the act of inventing

    Synonyms:
    design, conception, innovation, excogitation

Wiktionary

  1. invention(noun)

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  2. invention(noun)

    Something invented.

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  3. invention(noun)

    The act of inventing.

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

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  4. invention(noun)

    The capacity to invent.

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

    Synonyms:
    discovery

  5. invention(noun)

    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. invention(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inventing, origination, creation

  2. invention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, device, design

  3. invention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ingenuity, power of inventing

  4. invention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fabrication, forgery, fiction, coinage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "invention":

    inventions, inventive, inventiveness, brainchild, fabrication, contrivance, inventor

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How to use invention in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Mead:

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

  2. Bertolt Brecht:

    Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t make haste because it is the invention of the devil.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Horses are not for riding! They do not exist for riding! Horse riding is man’s invention! It is the making up of human benefit!

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Money is only a human invention.


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