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Meaning of invent

in•vent

Pronunciation: (in-vent'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to originate or create as a product of one's own ingenuity, experimentation, or contrivance: to invent the telegraph.
  2. to produce or create with the imagination: to invent a story.
  3. to make up or fabricate (something fictitious or false): to invent excuses.
  4. to come upon; find.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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