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invention

noun [C/U]  us   /ɪnˈven·ʃən/
something newly designed or created, or the activity of designing or creating new things: [C] The mountain bike was a California invention. [U] The invention of the pressure cooker provided a method for cooking quickly. [C] His story of being kidnapped and held prisoner was an invention (= something represented as being true which is not true).
Translations of “invention”
in Korean 발명품, 발명…
in Arabic مُختَرَع, مُختَرِع…
in Portuguese invenção, invento…
in Catalan invent, invenció…
in Japanese 発明品, 発明…
in Italian invenzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創造, 發明,創造…
in Russian изобретение…
in Turkish icat, buluş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 创造, 发明,创造…
in Polish wynalazek, wynalezienie…
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