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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

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How to use invention in a sentence?

  1. Octavio Paz:

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

  2. Mitch Ratcliffe:

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

  3. Thorstein Veblen:

    Invention is the mother of necessity.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Being the topper of the university, college, an institution or in any competitive examination for a female is not an achievement of her brilliance because if the women had intelligence, then they would have been doing invention and innovation rather than those being done often by men.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Money is only a human invention. I get paid for my work, it's a system of trade, but it's not my purpose and reason for living.

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