Meaning of INVENTION in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnvenʃ(ə)n ]
An invention is a machine, device, or system that has been invented by someone.
The spinning wheel was a Chinese invention.
Invention is the act of inventing something that has never been made or used before.
...the invention of the telephone.
N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n
If you refer to someone’s account of something as an invention , you think that it is untrue and that they have made it up.
The story was certainly a favourite one, but it was undoubtedly pure invention.
Invention is the ability to invent things or to have clever and original ideas.
...his great powers of invention.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006