invention

[ in-ven-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈvɛn ʃən /

noun

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Origin of invention

1300–50; Middle English invencio(u)n<Latin inventiōn- (stem of inventiō) a finding out, equivalent to invent(us) (see invent) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM invention

in·ven·tion·al, adjectivein·ven·tion·less, adjectivepre·in·ven·tion, nounself-in·ven·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for invention

invention
/ (ɪnˈvɛnʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of invention

inventional, adjectiveinventionless, adjective
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