Example sentences for: invention

How can you use “invention” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Patents—by design—short-circuit competition by giving the owners the legal right to prevent others from using (or even developing) their invention.

  • In fact, they even threaten freedom; in a significant number of the cases I read the invention of meaning resulted in a criminal conviction.

  • Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, said this about 11-year-old Nadia Smith, inventor of the Mr. Itchy Pants doll, the winning entry in a toy invention contest for children.

  • Recent archaeological finds antedate Cai Lun's putative invention by centuries: the oldest paper artifact being a 3rd-c. BCE map recovered from a tomb in Fangmatan in 1986.

  • Tweed traditionally kept lairds and lords warm as they went out on grouse shoots on their northern estates — before the invention of Goretex.

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