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Dictionary Definition

inventor n : someone who is the first to think of or make something [syn: discoverer, artificer]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who invents, either as a hobby or as an occupation.


Extensive Definition

An inventor is a person who creates or discovers new a method, form, device or other useful means. The word inventor comes form the latin verb invenire, invent-, to find. The system of patents was established to encourage inventors by granting limited-term, limited monopoly on inventions determined to be sufficiently novel, non-obvious, and useful. See Inventor (patent).


inventor in Tosk Albanian: Erfinder
inventor in Bosnian: Izumitelj
inventor in Bulgarian: Изобретател
inventor in Catalan: Inventor
inventor in Czech: Vynálezce
inventor in Danish: Opfinder
inventor in German: Erfinder
inventor in Spanish: Inventor
inventor in Esperanto: Inventisto
inventor in Basque: Asmatzaile
inventor in French: Inventeur
inventor in Croatian: Izumitelj
inventor in Indonesian: Penemu
inventor in Latin: Inventor
inventor in Lojban: finpre
inventor in Dutch: Uitvinder
inventor in Japanese: 発明家
inventor in Norwegian: Oppfinner
inventor in Russian: Изобретатель
inventor in Simple English: Inventor
inventor in Slovenian: Izumitelj
inventor in Serbian: Проналазач
inventor in Finnish: Keksijä
inventor in Swedish: Uppfinnare
inventor in Turkish: Mucit
inventor in Yiddish: ערפינדער
inventor in Chinese: 发明家

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