invention

[ in-ven-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈvɛn ʃən /

noun

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

Related forms

in·ven·tion·al, adjectivein·ven·tion·less, adjectivepre·in·ven·tion, nounself-in·ven·tion, noun
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invention

/ (ɪnˈvɛnʃən) /

noun


Derived Forms

inventional, adjectiveinventionless, adjective
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