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invention

in·ven·tion

invention

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ven shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of inventing.
similar words:
contrivance
definition 2: something invented, esp. a new gadget, device, machine, or method.
similar words:
contrivance
definition 3: something imagined or fabricated, such as a story or a falsehood.
similar words:
fabrication, fiction, nonentity, tale
definition 4: the ability or capacity to invent, devise, originate, or imagine; inventiveness.
similar words:
conception
definition 5: a short musical piece, usu. developing one theme.
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