[+device, technique, game] invention f
→ The spinning wheel was a Chinese invention.
→ Writing was the most revolutionary of all human inventions.
→ the invention of the telephone
(=fabrication) invention f
→ The whole thing was an invention of a New York newspaper.
It was pure invention. C'était de la pure invention.
→ The story was certainly a favourite one, but it was undoubtedly pure invention.
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