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Inventing and inventions or discoveries

breakthrough

noun

a discovery or achievement that comes after a lot of hard work

coin

verb

to use a word or phrase that no one has used before

contrive

verb

to invent or make something in a clever or unusual way

creative

adjective

involving a lot of imagination and new ideas

creativity

noun

the ability to create new ideas or things using your imagination

design

noun

the process of deciding how something will be made, including how it will work and what it will look like

development

noun

a new product or method

devise

verb

to invent a method of doing something

discovery

noun

something that is found, or something new that is learned

Frankenstein’s monster

noun

an invention that cannot be controlled by the person who created it, especially when it causes harm that was not intended

innovate

verb

to invent or begin using new ideas, methods, equipment etc

innovation

noun

a new idea, method, piece of equipment etc

innovation

noun

the invention or use of new ideas, methods, equipment etc

innovative

adjective

inventing or using new ideas, methods, equipment etc

intellectual property

noun

something that someone has created or invented and that no one else is legally allowed to make, copy, or sell

invent

verb

to design or create something such as a machine or process that did not exist before

invention

noun

a machine, tool, or system that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time

invention

noun

the act of inventing something

inventive

adjective

used about new and original ideas, methods etc

originate

verb

to create or start something

patent

noun

relating to patents or protected by a patent

patent

verb

to get a patent for something

pioneering

adjective

using new methods to do something

pioneering

adjective

typical of a pioneer

push back the limits/frontiers

to discover new things about something or a better way of doing it

the Rosetta Stone

noun

a discovery that makes it possible for people to understand something that was previously secret or impossible to know

spin-off

noun

a new product, service, television programme etc that is based on another one that already exists

styling

noun

the job or process of creating an attractive appearance for something, for example a car, dress, or a person’s hair

styling

noun

a design for something like this

creatively

adverb

innovatively

adverb

re-engineering

noun

give your name to something

to be the reason why something is called by a particular name, especially because you have discovered or invented it

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