\ɪnvˈɛnʃən], \ɪnvˈɛnʃən], \ɪ_n_v_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of INVENTION
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
The contrivance of that which did not before exist; contrivance; that which is invented; an original contrivance; fiction; fabrication; the power of imaginative conception; imaginative faculty or ability; discovery.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. Act of finding out or producing something new ; power of designing or contriving;â€”that which is invented ; discovery of a new power in nature, contrivance of a new mechanism, formation of a new design, and the application of such to the industrial arts ;â€”fabrication ; forgery ;- the artistic power of selecting and adapting materials to the proposed end or design.