invention

  • 21invention — [[t]ɪnve̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] inventions 1) N COUNT An invention is a machine, device, or system that has been invented by someone. It s been a tricky business marketing his new invention... The spinning wheel was a Chinese invention. 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N… …

    English dictionary

  • 22invention — noun 1 new thing ADJECTIVE ▪ latest, new ▪ modern, newfangled ▪ brilliant, ingenious, wonderful ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 23invention — n. 1) to come up with an invention 2) to patent, register an invention 3) to market, promote an invention 4) an ingenious invention * * * [ɪn venʃ(ə)n] promote an invention register an invention an ingenious invention to come up with aninvention… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 24invention */*/ — UK [ɪnˈvenʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms invention : singular invention plural inventions 1) a) [countable] a machine, tool, or system that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time Inventions like the electric light bulb changed… …

    English dictionary

  • 25Invention — Der in der musikalischen Formenlehre verwendete Begriff Invention (von lateinisch invenire entdecken, erfinden, bzw. inventio Einfall) ist nicht klar definiert. Er ist seit der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts gebräuchlich und hat eine der folgenden… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 26invention — inventional, adj. inventionless, adj. /in ven sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inventing. 2. U.S. Patent Law. a new, useful process, machine, improvement, etc., that did not exist previously and that is recognized as the product of some unique intuition …

    Universalium

  • 27invention — In patent law, the act or operation of finding out something new; the process of contriving and producing something not previously known or existing, by the exercise of independent investigation and experiment. Also the article or contrivance or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 28invention — In patent law, the act or operation of finding out something new; the process of contriving and producing something not previously known or existing, by the exercise of independent investigation and experiment. Also the article or contrivance or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 29invention — in|ven|tion [ınˈvenʃən] n 1.) a useful machine, tool, instrument etc that has been invented ▪ The dishwasher is a wonderful invention. 2.) [U] the act of inventing something ▪ The invention of the computer has revolutionized the business world. 3 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30invention — in|ven|tion [ ın venʃən ] noun ** 1. ) count a machine, tool, or system that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time: Inventions like the electric light bulb changed the way people lived. a ) uncount the act of inventing… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 31invention — noun 1 (C) a useful machine, tool, instrument etc that has been invented: The dishwasher is a wonderful invention. 2 (U) the act of inventing something: The invention of the computer has revolutionized the business world. 3 (C, U) a story,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 32invention — noun a) Something invented. My new invention will let you alphabetize your matchbook collection in half the usual time. b) The capacity to invent. Im afraid there was no burglar. It was all the housekeepers invention. Syn: discovery See Also …

    Wiktionary

  • 33Invention — In|ven|ti|on 〈[ vɛn ] f. 20〉 1. 〈veraltet〉 Erfindung 2. 〈Mus.〉 eine besondere Art der musikal. Erfindung (bei C. Jannequin für seine Programm Chansons, bei J. S. Bach für kleine zwei u. dreistimmige Klavierstücke im Imitationsstil) 3. 〈Rhet.〉… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 34invention — noun 1) the invention of the telescope Syn: origination, creation, innovation, devising, development, design 2) medieval inventions Syn: innovation, creation, design, contraption, contrivance …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 35invention — noun 1) the invention of the telescope Syn: origination, creation, development, design, discovery 2) medieval inventions Syn: innovation, creation, contraption, contrivance, device …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 36invention — išradimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. invention vok. Erfindung, f rus. изобретение, n pranc. invention, f …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 37invention — noun 1》 the action of inventing.     ↘something, typically a process or device, that has been invented.     ↘a fabricated story. 2》 creative ability: his powers of invention were rather limited …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 38invention*/ — [ɪnˈvenʃ(ə)n] noun [C/U] 1) something that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time, or the act of inventing something Inventions like the electric light bulb changed the way people lived.[/ex] the invention of the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 39invention — A creation of something new. Within the meaning of the patent laws:–an operation of the intellect, a product of intuition, of something akin to genius, as distinguished from mere mechanical skill. 40 Am J1st Pat § 40. A word impossible of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 40invention — see necessity is the mother of invention …

    Proverbs new dictionary