Part of speech: noun

The act or process of inventing.

Part of speech: noun

That which is invented; a device; contrivance.

Part of speech: noun

Skill or ingenuity in contriving.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", E. Nesbit.