invention

  • 41invention — noun Date: 14th century 1. discovery, finding 2. productive imagination ; inventiveness 3. a. something invented: as (1) a product of the imagination; especially a false conception (2) a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and… …

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  • 42invention — Synonyms and related words: Nachtmusik, absolute music, adaptation, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, apparition, arrangement, artifact, authorship, beginning, brainchild, breakthrough, bringing to light, bubble, canard, casual discovery,… …

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  • 43Invention — Opfindelse, påfund, indfald …

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  • 44invention — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Ingenuity] Syn. inventiveness, imagination, creativity; see originality . 2. [An original device] Syn. contrivance, contraption, design; see contrivance 2 , device 1 , discovery 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1.… …

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  • 45Invention — In|ven|ti|on 〈 [ vɛn ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: en〉 1. 〈veraltet〉 Erfindung 2. 〈Musik〉 eine besondere Art der musikal. Erfindung (bei C. Jannequin für seine Programmchansons, bei J. S. Bach für kleine zwei u. dreistimmige Klavierstücke im Imitationsstil) …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 46Invention — ein tatsächlich neuer Gegenstand oder eine tatsächlich neue Idee. Sie unterliegt den gleichen Prozessen der ⇡ Adoption und ⇡ Diffusion wie die Innovation. Gegensatz: ⇡ Innovation …

    Lexikon der Economics

  • 47Invention — In|ven|ti|on die; , en <aus lat. inventio »das Auffinden, Erfindung«>: 1. (veraltet) Erfindung. 2. kleines zwei od. dreistimmiges Klavierstück in kontrapunktisch imitierendem Satzbau mit nur einem zugrunde liegenden Thema (z. B. bei J. S.… …

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  • 48invention — in ven·tion || ɪn venʃn n. act of inventing; something invented; creativity, resourcefulness; fabrication, falsehood; short composition (Music) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 49invention — n. 1. Inventing, origination, creation. 2. Contrivance, device, design. 3. Ingenuity, power of inventing. 4. Fabrication, forgery, fiction, coinage …

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  • 50invention — n 1. origination, creation, composition, discovery; fabrication, concoction, construction, production; device, contrivance, instrument, mechanism, contraption, gadget, Inf. thingumagig, Inf. thingama bob; expedient, step, measure, maneuver,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 51invention — in·ven·tion …

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  • 52invention — in•ven•tion [[t]ɪnˈvɛn ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of inventing 2) law U.S. Patent Law. a new process, machine, improvement, etc., that is recognized as the product of some unique intuition or genius 3) anything invented or devised 4) the power or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 53invention — /ɪnˈvɛnʃən / (say in venshuhn) noun 1. the act of inventing. 2. (in patent law) the conception of an idea and the means or apparatus by which the result is obtained. 3. anything invented or devised. 4. the exercise of imaginative or creative… …

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  • 54invention — in|ven|tion sb., en, er, erne (opfindelse) …

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  • 55Invention — In|ven|ti|on, die; , en ([musikalische] Erfindung) …

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  • 56invention —   Hana mea hou i hana mua ole ia …

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  • 57invention — nf. ; combine ; mensonge : êvêchon, êvinchon (Albanais.001b), invanchon (Cordon, Saxel, SAX.102a 3), invêchon (Aix), invinchon (001a) …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 58Invention —    см. Изобретение …

    Философский словарь Спонвиля

  • 59invention — n. 1 the process of inventing. 2 a thing invented; a contrivance, esp. one for which a patent is granted. 3 a fictitious story. 4 inventiveness. 5 Mus. a short piece for keyboard, developing a simple idea. Etymology: ME f. L inventio (as INVENT) …

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  • 60INVENTION (BREVET D’) — «L’invention, a dit Bergson, est la démarche essentielle de l’esprit humain, celle qui distingue l’homme de l’animal et lui a permis peu à peu d’affirmer son règne matériel sur le monde.» Sur le plan collectif, les peuples n’existent et ne valent …

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