faculty+of+invention

  • 1 invention — (n.) c.1400, devised method of organization, from O.Fr. invencion (13c.) and directly from L. inventionem (nom. inventio) faculty of invention; a finding, discovery, noun of action from pp. stem of invenire devise, discover, find, from in in, on… …

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  • 2 Invention — In*ven tion, n. [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See {Invent}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Invention of the cross — Invention In*ven tion, n. [L. inventio: cf. F. invention. See {Invent}.] [1913 Webster] 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 faculty — 01. An unknown businessperson has donated over $10 million towards the construction of a new medical [faculty] at the university. 02. Our French professor took the entire class to lunch at the [faculty] club. 03. Chocolate was only accepted by… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 5 invention — 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

  • 6 invention — 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

  • 7 invention — 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

  • 8 invention — 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

  • 9 invention — 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

  • 10 invention — /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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 List of University of Michigan faculty and staff — The University of Michigan has 6,200 faculty members and roughly 38,000 employees which include National Academy members, and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. Several past presidents have gone on to become presidents of Ivy League… …

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  • 12 Paris arts faculty (The): Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito — The Paris arts faculty: Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito Sten Ebbesen Throughout the thirteenth century Paris overshadowed all other universities in the arts as in theology. This chapter will deal almost exclusively with Paris …

    History of philosophy

  • 13 improvement on invention — That which improves on a patentable or patented invention. 40 Am J1st Pat § 18. A change m a machine by introducing some mechanical principle or mode of operation not previously existing m the machine. 40 Am J1st Pat § 52. An achievement which… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 imagination — n. 1. Conception (united with the faculty of recombining ideas so as to form a new creation), invention, ideality, creative power, plastic power, fancy, fantasy. 2. Imaginative faculty, faculty of original conception, faculty of invention,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 Ingenious — In*gen ious, a. [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ing[ e]nieux. See {Engine}.] 1. Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Edward Burne-Jones — Infobox Artist bgcolour = #6495ED name = Edward Burne Jones imagesize = caption = Photogravure of a portrait of Edward Burne Jones by his son Philip Burne Jones, 1898 birthname = birthdate = 28 August 1833 location = Birmingham, England deathdate …

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  • 17 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 18 Obrad Zelić — Obrad Zelic (Serbian Cyrillic: Oбрад Зелић)is a regular professor of parodontology and oral medicine at the University of Belgrade s Faculty of Stomatology and a guest professor at faculties in Moscow, Yerevan, Toronto, Winnipeg, Athens, and… …

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  • 19 Textbook — For other uses, see Textbook (disambiguation). Textbook A textbook or coursebook is a manual of instruction in any branch of study. Textbooks are produced according to the demands of educational institutions. Although most textbooks are only… …

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  • 20 Rhetoric — This article is about the art of rhetoric in general. For the work by Aristotle, see Rhetoric (Aristotle). Painting depicting a lecture in a knight academy, painted by Pieter Isaacsz or Reinhold Timm for Rosenborg Castle as part of a series of… …

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