Origin of invention
Related formsin·ven·tion·al, adjectivein·ven·tion·less, adjectivepre·in·ven·tion, nounself-in·ven·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for invention
The basic premise that Christians should expect to suffer and be persecuted is not an invention of Rev. Sproul.
The maxim proved true: Necessity is the mother of invention.
The invention of farming was the initial cause of wars that created peace.
The titles of two competing 16th-century world maps nicely capture the tension between reflection and invention.
You know what became way, way, way cooler to go to with the invention of Instagram?Balloon Races Are Suddenly Cool. Why? Because, Instagram|Starbucks|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The march of invention is irresistible, and we are being swept along toward a great catastrophe.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
This was soon forthcoming in the invention of the petrol motor.The Mastery of the Air|William J. Claxton
From neither can we obtain much impression of the mechanism of his invention.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
That was the way books were written and read in the good old days before the invention of the telephone and the short story.The Gentle Reader|Samuel McChord Crothers
There were times when I myself was carried away by this play of my own invention.Marie Tarnowska|Annie Vivanti