HyperDic: invention

English > 3 senses of the word invention:
NOUNcognitioninvention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designthe creation of something in the mind
artifactinvention, innovationa creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
actinventionthe act of inventing
invention > pronunciation
Soundsihnveh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > invention: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe creation of something in the mind.
Synonymsinnovation, excogitation, conception, design
NarrowerconcoctionThe invention of a scheme or story / story / story to suit some purpose
contrivanceThe faculty of contriving
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
Spanishconcepción, diseño, innovación, invención, invento
Catalanconcepció, invenció
Verbsinventcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort
English > invention: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation.
Synonyminnovation
BroadercreationAn artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
Spanishinnovación, invención, invento
Catalaninnovació, invenció, invent
English > invention: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of inventing.
Narrowerdevisal, contrivanceThe act of devising something
neologism, neology, coinageThe act of inventing a word or phrase
Broadercreating by mental actsThe act of creating something by thinking
Spanishinvención
Catalaninvenció
Verbsinventcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort
inventmake up something artificial or untrue

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