(noun) The creation of something new from something existing.
Example: A new type of cake based on an old family recipe that was changed to make it lower in calories.
Audio Pronunciation: (in·ven·tion)
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- Plural: inventions
- An (noun) inventor (verb) invents inventions that are (adjective) inventive.
- Also called: innovation
- Word origin of “invention” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Invention
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “invention.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 20, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/invention/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
invention. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/invention/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “invention.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 20, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/invention/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“invention.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 May. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/invention/>.