uninvented


uninvented

verb (used with object)

  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. Archaic. to come upon; find.

verb

  1. to create or devise (new ideas, machines, etc)
  2. to make up (falsehoods); fabricate

v.late 15c., “find, discover,” a back-formation from invention or else from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire “to come upon; devise, discover” (see invention). Meaning “make up, think up” is from 1530s, as is that of “produce by original thought.” Related: Invented; inventing.

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