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inventor

or inventer

[in-ven-ter] /ɪnˈvɛn tər/
noun
1.
a person who invents, especially one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions.
Origin of inventor
1500-1510
From Latin, dating back to 1500-10; See origin at invent, -tor
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  • He rose to influence as a Commissary-general, then retired from the army and became an inventor.

  • Further endeavours also led to disappointments; but in the end the inventor was successful.

  • The inventor spoke into his instrument, 'Do you understand what I say?'

  • He was engaged by the company, and henceforth his career as an inventor was secure.

  • All of them spoke in the highest terms of the inventor and the man.

British Dictionary definitions for inventor

inventor

/ɪnˈvɛntə/
noun
1.
a person who invents, esp as a profession
Derived Forms
inventress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for inventor
n.

c.1500, "a discoverer," from Latin inventor (fem. inventrix) "contriver, author, discoverer," agent noun from past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Meaning "one who contrives or produces a new thing or process" is from 1550s.

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