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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invention  \In*ven"tion\,  n.  [L.  inventio:  cf  F.  invention.  See 
  {Invent}.] 
  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 
  printing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invention 
  n  1:  the  creation  of  something  in  the  mind  [syn:  {innovation},  {excogitation}, 
  {conception},  {design}] 
  2:  a  new  device  or  process  created  by  study  and  experimentation 
  [syn:  {innovation}] 
  3:  the  act  of  inventing 




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