Meaning of “inventor” in the English Dictionary

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"inventor" in British English

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inventornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈven.tər/ us /ɪnˈven.t̬ɚ/


  • As a result, the weapons inventors through time had to become more and more imaginative.
  • Inventors started to use science and technology to invent new weapons.
  • Others have new ideas in science and are inventors.
  • Suddenly, inventors had something very powerful to use in their designs.

(Definition of “inventor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inventor" in American English

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inventornoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈven·tər/

someone who designs or creates something that did not exist before:

Alfred Nobel was the inventor of dynamite.

(Definition of “inventor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inventor" in Business English

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inventornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈventər/ us

someone who has invented something, or whose job is to invent things:

the inventor of sth Thomas Edison was the inventor of the electric light bulb.

(Definition of “inventor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)