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Definition of invention:

  1. A fabrication to deceive; a fiction; a forgery; a falsehood.
  2. That which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention.
  3. The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of printing.
  4. The exercise of the imagination in selecting and treating a theme, or more commonly in contriving the arrangement of a piece, or the method of presenting its parts.
  5. The faculty of inventing; imaginative faculty; skill or ingenuity in contriving anything new; as, a man of invention.
  6. Thought; idea.


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