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King James Dictionary [1]

Inven'Tion, n. L. inventio.

1. The action or operation of finding out something new the contrivance of that which did not before exist as the invention of logarithms the invention of the art of printing the invention of the orrery. Invention differs from discovery. Invention is applied to the contrivance and production of something that did not before exist. Discovery brings to light that which existed before, but which was not know. We are indebted to invention for the thermometer and barometer. We are indebted to discovery for the knowledge of the isles in the Pacific ocean, and for the knowledge of galvanism, and many species of earth not formerly known. This distinction is important, though not always observed. 2. That which is invented. The cotton gin is the invention of Whitney the steam boat is the invention of Fulton. The Doric,Ionic and Corinthian orders are said to be inventions of the Greeks the Tuscan and Composite are inventions of the Latins. 3. Forgery fiction. Fables are the inventions of ingenious men. 4. In painting, the finding or choice of the objects which are to enter into the composition of the piece. 5. In poetry, it is applied to whatever the poet adds to the history of the subject. 6. In rhetoric, the finding and selecting of arguments to prove and illustrate the point in view. 7. The power of inventing that skill or ingenuity which is or may be employed in contriving any thing new. Thus we say, a man of invention. 8. Discovery the finding of things hidden or before unknown. Less proper.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) That which is invented; an original contrivance or construction; a device; as, this fable was the invention of Esop; that falsehood was her own invention.

(2): ( n.) The exercise of the imagination in selecting and treating a theme, or more commonly in contriving the arrangement of a piece, or the method of presenting its parts.

(3): ( n.) The faculty of inventing; imaginative faculty; skill or ingenuity in contriving anything new; as, a man of invention.

(4): ( n.) A fabrication to deceive; a fiction; a forgery; a falsehood.

(5): ( n.) The act of finding out or inventing; contrivance or construction of that which has not before existed; as, the invention of logarithms; the invention of the art of printing.

(6): ( n.) Thought; idea.

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [3]

 Psalm 99:8 (b) The habits and ways of men which are not of God but which gratify the animal lust in man are called by this name.

 Ecclesiastes 7:29 (b) Men have devised and contrived schemes and plans to gratify and satisfy their sinful cravings. Such was never intended by God.