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Definition 1: the act of inventing - [noun denoting act]

(invention is a kind of ...) the act of creating something by thinking

(... is a kind of invention ) the act of inventing a word or phrase

(... is a kind of invention ) the act of devising something

Definition 2: a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation - [noun denoting artifact]

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(invention is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

Definition 3: the creation of something in the mind - [noun denoting cognition]

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(invention is a kind of ...) the ability to create

(... is a kind of invention ) the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose

"his testimony was a concoction" "she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories"

(... is a kind of invention ) the faculty of contriving; inventive skill

"his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"

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