Definition of an Invention

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What is an invention?

Definition of an Invention

Learn the basic definition of invention. Invention is both an action and a thing, meaning that you are an inventor not only when your product is complete, but also while you are in the process of creation.

An invention, as defined by, is “1. the act of inventing; 2. A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation; or 3. The creation of something in the mind.” According to, an invention is a “new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation,” as well as “a discovery; a finding.”

If you are a new inventor who has little knowledge of the inventing process, you might want to explore options to get help with your invention.



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