What does the word invention mean?

Usage examples for invention

  1. It was not generally known among the men the speed which Tom hoped to obtain with his new invention. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  2. This, together with books on travel and the wonders of science and invention will take care of themselves, and the average boy will pick up enough of them of his own accord. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  3. It is all very well for all of them to pretend that the whole of this story is my own invention: facts are facts, and you can't explain them away. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit