invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)
the creation of something in the mind
intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, origination, concept, purpose
a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
the act of inventing
The act of inventing.
The invention of the printing press was probably the most significant innovation of the medieval ages.
The capacity to invent.
It took quite a bit of invention to come up with a plan, but we did it.
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.
The act of discovering or finding; the act of finding out; discovery.
That judicial method which serveth best for the invention of truth.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
GoldsmithDeserted 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.
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How to use invention in a sentence?
Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention.
Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
Don’t make haste because it is the invention of the devil.
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!
Money is only a human invention.
Translations for invention
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- invencióCatalan, Valencian
- Einfallsreichtum, Invention, Erfindung, ErfindenGerman
- inventio, keksintö, keksiminen, kekseliäisyysFinnish
- invento, invenciónGalician
- invenzione, inventioneItalian
- 発明, インベンションJapanese
- ការប្រឌិត, ប្រឌិតKhmer
- 發明, 발명Korean
- пронајдок, изумMacedonian
- invenție, invențiiRomanian
- изобретение, инвенция, изобретательностьRussian
- изум, izumSerbo-Croatian
- uppfinning, inventionSwedish
- buluş, icatTurkish
- phát minh, 發明Vietnamese
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