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invention

noun [C/U]  /ɪnˈven·ʃən/ us  
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).
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