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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinventionin‧ven‧tion /ɪnˈvenʃən/ ●●● W3 noun  1 [countable]INVENT a useful machine, tool, instrument etc that has been invented The dishwasher is a wonderful invention.2 [uncountable]INVENT the act of inventing something The invention of the computer has revolutionized the business world.3 [countable, uncountable]INVENT a story, explanation etc that is not true They subsequently admitted that the story was pure invention.4 [uncountable]INVENT the ability to think of new and clever ideas With such powers of invention, he should get a job easily.
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inventionThe Hydro-Ram is an invention which makes it easier for firemen to get people out of crashed cars.Let's apply America's special genius for invention to our schools.The wedge is an important early mechanical invention.Accounts of Koritz's involvement in the crime are pure invention.More than any other single invention, writing has transformed human consciousness.the invention of the wheel
From Longman Business Dictionaryinventionin‧ven‧tion /ɪnˈvenʃən/ noun1[countable] a new product that was not available beforeDo you realise that the paint roller is a Canadian invention?There were displays ofnew inventions in the exhibition halls.2[uncountable] when something is made or designed for the first timeCars had been made in Birmingham since their invention.invention ofthe invention by Citibank of certificates of deposit
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