1. invention

noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɛnʃən'] a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation.


  • creation


  • finish
  • natural object

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Rhymes with Invention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

How do you pronounce invention?

Pronounce invention as ˌɪnˈvɛnʃən.

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Sentences with invention

1. Noun, singular or mass
While an ingenious invention, telling the top of the sheet from the sides is a tricky task.

Quotes about invention

1. The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
- Walter Scott

2. What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

3. Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.
- Alexandra Adornetto

2. invention

noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɛnʃən'] the creation of something in the mind.


  • concoction
  • design
  • creativeness
  • conception
  • creative thinking
  • contrivance
  • innovation
  • excogitation


  • inactivity
  • artifact
  • fruitlessness
  • unoriginality

3. invention

noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɛnʃən'] the act of inventing.


  • contrivance
  • neologism
  • coinage
  • neology
  • creating by mental acts


  • uncreative
  • inability
  • convergent thinking
  • misconception