Synonyms for invention
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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.
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designnoun
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
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Gender bias plays out in the selection of whose invention is worth patenting and what kinds of support we are offering people.
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.
Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention.
Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.
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.
Translations for invention
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- invencióCatalan, Valencian
- Erfindung, Einfallsreichtum, Erfinden, InventionGerman
- kekseliäisyys, inventio, keksiminen, keksintöFinnish
- invento, invenciónGalician
- inventione, invenzioneItalian
- 発明, インベンションJapanese
- ប្រឌិត, ការប្រឌិតKhmer
- 發明, 발명Korean
- пронајдок, изумMacedonian
- invenții, invențieRomanian
- инвенция, изобретательность, изобретениеRussian
- изум, izumSerbo-Croatian
- uppfinning, inventionSwedish
- buluş, icatTurkish
- 發明, phát minhVietnamese
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