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invention

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈventʃən; ɪnˈvenʃən/

Translation of invention in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (device, machine) invento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Utility patents - unlike design or plant patents - are granted for inventions of machines, processes, and products.
    • A shame since it includes the weapons, sabotage devices and other inventions which undoubtedly frustrated the German forces.
    • In the EU, he says, IBM is one of the strongest supporters of the proposed directive on computer implemented inventions, a very controversial piece of legislation.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (devising) invención (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Artistic pursuit can come in many forms such as research, invention, poetry or painting.
    • Very much like the issuance of a patent by the US Patent Office on any crazy notion, implies that the idea, invention, process, actually exists or works?
    • Thomas Edison's first invention was a tabulation device that showed visitors to a state legislature exactly how lawmakers were voting on every bill.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (imagination) (powers of) invention inventiva (feminine) a masterpiece of invention una obra maestra de la invención or de la imaginación 2.2 u and c (fabrication) [formal] invención (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • When it turned out that the motorcycle story was an invention, they were even less pleased about this fantasy Web site.
    • The legend of Robin Hood, inventions or stories on which intellectual property protections have lapsed, and the Linux operating system are simply not cases of ownership at all.
    • Sure it might be about identity as ‘an invention based on myths and half-truths’, but is also typical of most video art - boring.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Music/Música] invención (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • At least a few of Bach's two-part inventions are well-known to beginning piano students, general media consumers and, sadly, cell-phone users.
    • Bach wrote a number of 2-part and 3-part Inventions for keyboard.

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