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invention

Synonyms of invention in English:

noun

  • 1 the invention of the telescope
    origination, creation, innovation, devising, contriving, contrivance, formulation, development, design;
    discovery, finding
  • 2 medieval inventions included the spinning wheel
    innovation, origination, creation, design, contraption, contrivance, construction, device, gadget, apparatus, machine;
    discovery;
    informal brainchild, gizmo, widget
  • 4 the movement was never more than a journalistic invention
    fabrication, concoction, fiction, piece of fiction, yarn, story, tale, figment of one's imagination;
    lie, untruth, falsehood, fib, trumped-up story;
    myth, fantasy
    informal tall story, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story, red herring
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