inventor inventor  /ɪn ˈvɛn tər/


  • (n) someone who is the first to think of or make something



  1. For those inclined to think of our fading century as an era of the common man, let it be noted that the inventor of one of the century's greatest machines was a man called Phil.
  2. Now he is a free-lance consultant and inventor, has a small laboratory in his apartment.
  3. The inventor of the iconic potato chip container got his final wish he was buried in one.


  1. This is what happens when you put a jet engine on a bicycle

    Colin Furze, a British inventor, has created what he calls "the most dangerous unsafe bike ever." We're inclined to agree.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Web Inventor Berners-Lee 'Deeply Concerned' About Online Privacy

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Worldwide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is sounding the alarm bell about how much companies know about what we do online, saying forces are “trying to take control of the Internet” in a way that is undermining the founding principles of the Web. The warning follows recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program , under ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. GPS inventor on self-driving cars

    The future of transport is self-driving cars, says GPS inventor Bradford Parkinson.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN


  1. "You have a billionaire funding a rebel inventor. Putting those two together makes perfect sense," said Peter Diamandis, founder of the nonprofit X Prize Foundation, who has known both men for nearly a decade.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Peter Diamandis Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The group name Daimler clearly indicates that we are writing a new chapter in our history, while at the same time continuing our tradition as the inventor of the automobile," Zetsche told 4,700 shareholders gathered in Berlin to vote on a name...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Dieter Zetsche Source: Forbes

  3. "It's a very well-conceived offense and you're dealing with inventor of it," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said this week. "Any time you're dealing with the guy who invented it, he knows where the issues lie, he really understands all the...
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Greg Schiano Source: Miami Herald

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