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Synonyms for invention
ɪnˈvɛn ʃənin·ven·tion

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Wiktionary3.7 / 6 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Sandeep Aggarwal:

    Most entrepreneurs think that insufficient capital goes against them. You die due to indigestion, not due to hunger. Necessity is the mother of invention.

  2. Lee Berger:

    Homo naledi remains one of the most enigmatic ancient human relatives ever discovered, it is clearly a primitive species, existing at a time when previously we thought only modern humans were in South Africa. Its very presence at that time and in this place complexifies our understanding of who did what first concerning the invention of complex stone tool cultures and even ritual practices.

  3. Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg:

    There's no technology or invention that needs to be accomplished.

  4. Adam Smith:

    The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.

  5. Larry Finlay:

    As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world. He did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humor and constant invention.


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