Meaning of INVENTION in English

INVENTION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnvenʃ(ə)n ]

( inventions)

1.

An invention is a machine, device, or system that has been invented by someone.

The spinning wheel was a Chinese invention.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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.

= fabrication

N-VAR

4.

Invention is the ability to invent things or to have clever and original ideas.

...his great powers of invention.

= creativity

N-UNCOUNT

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