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.
1 new thing
latest, new | modern | brilliant, ingenious, wonderful | successful
VERB + INVENTION
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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