invent invent  /ɪn ˈvɛnt/


  1. (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  2. (v) make up something artificial or untrue

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  1. Like these artistic protagonists, she was determined to break the old formulas and invent a way of expressing herself.
  2. Nothing new about that Kamen has invented lots of things, but he didn't invent distillation.
  3. Assistant Physics Professor Willard Geer of the University of Southern California liked to tell his class to go out and invent something.


  1. Camp Invention returns to Cedar Falls

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- Invent Now Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, said its Camp Invention summer program is going on this week at Cedar Heights Elementary School.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

  2. A Global Invention Lab With One Goal: Stop Climate Change

    The Ocean Invention Network is trying to invent our way out of planetary catastrophe. Climate change, as British economist Sir Nicholas Stern says, is perhaps the largest market failure in human history. "The benefits of strong, early action on climate change outweigh the costs," says the Stern report (PDF), but progress on new international climate investments has stalled. Countries have failed ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Made in IBM Labs: IBM Scientists Unveil Highly Integrated Millimeter-Wave Transceiver for ...

    Researchers invent solution that seamlessly brings together 4 integrated chips and 64 antennas in a single package for mobile and transportation solutions Proven SiGe BiCMOS prototype takes advantage of under-utilized short-wavelength frequency SEATTLE - Scientists from IBM (NYSE: IBM) have achieved a milestone in creating a phased-array transceiver that contains all of the millimeter-wave ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "They need more products at more price points," Grant said of farmers. "The beauty of that (request) is that it's all within our control. We don't have to go out and invent something."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Hugh Grant Source: CNBC

  2. "What we are seeing is the maturing of a global market, and we have to invent new tools to deal with a changing environment," Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said.
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Mike Leavitt Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. As Ronald Reagan said in 1981, "We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and...
    on Dec 9, 2004 By: Ronald Reagan Source: Opinion Journal

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