One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the invention of the telescope’
origination, creation, innovation, devising, contriving, contrivance, formulation, development, design
conception, masterminding, pioneering, introduction
2‘medieval inventions included the spinning wheel’
innovation, origination, creation, design, contraption, contrivance, construction, device, gadget, apparatus, machine
informal brainchild, gizmo, widget
3‘his invention was flagging’
inventiveness, originality, creativity, creativeness, imagination, imaginativeness, inspiration
ingenuity, ingeniousness, resourcefulness, initiative, enterprise
genius, brilliance, vision
4‘the movement was never more than a journalistic invention’
fabrication, concoction, fiction, piece of fiction, yarn, story, tale, figment of one's imagination
lie, untruth, falsehood, fib, trumped-up story
informal tall story, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story, red herring
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