Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun invention

3 senses of invention

Sense 1
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design -- (the creation of something in the mind)
       => creativity, creativeness, creative thinking -- (the ability to create)

Sense 2
invention, innovation -- (a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation)
       => creation -- (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

Sense 3
invention -- (the act of inventing)
       => creating by mental acts -- (the act of creating something by thinking)

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