invención
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invención(
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behn
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (creation)
a. invention
Se sabe muy poco de ese poblado prehistórico porque existió antes de la invención de la escritura.Very little is known about that prehistoric settlement, because it was around before the invention of writing.
2. (innovation)
a. invention
Alex quiere patentar su última invención antes de que alguien se robe el concepto.Alex wants to patent his latest invention before someone steals the concept.
3. (lie)
a. fabrication
Todas esas noticias negativas acerca del candidato son solo invenciones de sus enemigos.All those negative stories about the candidate are just fabrications on the part of his enemies.
b. invention
No sé si lo que Jorge está diciendo es la verdad, o es una invención suya.I don't know if what Jorge is saying is the truth, or it's an invention of his.
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invención
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. invention
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invención
1 (invento) invention
la invención de la imprenta the invention of printing
la invención de la fotografía dejó a los grandes pintores en libertad de no pintar retratos es una invención revolucionaria
2 (mentira) invention; fabrication; (Literat) invention; fiction
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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