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General

Portal

Portal to Discovery, Inventions (ScienceWiz)

Dictionary

invent : (1) to devise by thinking : fabricate (2) to produce (as something useful) for the first time through the use of the imagination or of ingenious thinking and experiment — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

invention : (1) a product of the imagination (2) a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and experiment — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field. An inventor may be taking a big step in success or failure.

Some inventions can be patented. A patent legally protects the intellectual property rights of the inventor and legally recognizes that a claimed invention is actually an invention. The rules and requirements for patenting an invention vary from country to country and the process of obtaining a patent is often expensive. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Directory

DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History


National Inventors Hall of Fame
Inventing Modern America, Notable inventors of the 20th century (MIT)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Museum


The Lemelson Center for the study of invention and innovation (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Invention & Technology Web Sites (ProTeacher)
Inventors & Inventions (Teacher Oz)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Organization

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun




10 Accidental Inventions (Science Channel)
Invention at Play (Smithsonian)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

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