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inventor

Syllabification: in·ven·tor
Pronunciation: /inˈven(t)ər
 
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Definition of inventor in English:

noun

A person who invented a particular process or device or who invents things as an occupation.
Example sentences
  • One of the schemes will help women inventors and innovators to develop their ideas and skills.
  • If you have this device, its inventor says you can switch TVs off almost anywhere.
  • They conjure up images of dusty old offices, arcane inventions and oddball inventors.
Synonyms
designer, deviser, developer, maker, producer;
pioneer, mastermind, father, progenitor

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