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Definition of Invention

Invention

  1. The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of printing.
  2. That which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention.
  3. Thought; idea.
  4. A fabrication to deceive; a fiction; a forgery; a falsehood.
  5. The faculty of inventing; imaginative faculty; skill or ingenuity in contriving anything new; as, a man of invention.
  6. The exercise of the imagination in selecting and treating a theme, or more commonly in contriving the arrangement of a piece, or the method of presenting its parts.

Invention Quotations

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.
Oscar Wilde

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
Mary Shelley

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'
James Naismith

I think the iPhone was as significant an invention as the Gutenburg press, in terms of the future of humanity.
James Woods
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Invention Translations

invention in Danish is opfindelse
invention in Dutch is uitvinding
invention in German is Erfindung
invention in Italian is invenzione
invention in Norwegian is oppfinnelse
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