Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
invention /in'venʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự phát minh, sự sáng chế; vật phát minh, vật sáng chế; sáng kiến
    • tài phát minh, tài sáng chế; óc sáng tạo
    • sự sáng tác; vật sáng tác
    • chuyện đặt
Concise Dictionary
+the creation of something in the mind
+a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
+the act of inventing

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 creation, origination, contriving, devising, conception, contrivance, introduction, development:
The invention of the screwdriver has spared many a broken fingernail.
2 creation, contrivance, device, gadget, Colloq contraption, US gismo or gizmo:
Thomas Edison held patents on a huge number of inventions.
3 fiction, figment, story, fantasy, fabrication, tale, fable, yarn, fib, tall story or tale, falsification, fake, sham, falsehood, lie, prevarication:
Her claim that the accident was my fault is a flagrant invention.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C] a thing or an idea that has been invented: Fax machines were a wonderful invention at the time. + This combination of cheese and apples is not an invention of the north of England.
2 [U] the act of inventing sth: Such changes have not been seen since the invention of the printing press.
3 [C, U] the act of inventing a story or an idea and pretending that it is true; a story invented in this way: This story is apparently a complete invention. + What would he tell his parents? Some invention and quick thinking-that's what was needed.
4 [U] the ability to have new and interesting ideas: John was full of invention-always making up new dance steps and sequences.
Collocation Dictionary

1 new thing


latest, new | modern | brilliant, ingenious, wonderful | successful


come up with, design | patent, register
He failed to patent his invention and never made a penny from it.

2 untrue story


Most of what he says is pure invention!


power/powers of invention
His powers of invention are somewhat limited.

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