invention ( inventions plural )
1 n-count An invention is a machine, device, or system that has been invented by someone.
The spinning wheel was a Chinese invention.
2 n-uncount Invention is the act of inventing something that has never been made or used before.
oft N of n
...the invention of the telephone.
3 n-var If you refer to someone's account of something as an invention, you think that it is untrue and that they have made it up.
The story was certainly a favourite one, but it was undoubtedly pure invention.
4 n-uncount Invention is the ability to invent things or to have clever and original ideas.
...his great powers of invention.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 brainchild (informal) contraption, contrivance, creation, design, development, device, discovery, gadget, instrument, waldo
2 coinage, creativeness, creativity, genius, imagination, ingenuity, inspiration, inventiveness, originality, resourcefulness
3 deceit, fabrication, fake, falsehood, fantasy, fib (informal) fiction, figment or product of (someone's) imagination, forgery, lie, prevarication, sham, story, tall story (informal) untruth, yarn
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