inventor Definition

a person who creates or designs something that has never existed before; a person who invents.

Using inventor: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inventor" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Thomas Edison is known as a prolific inventor.

  • Example

    The inventor of the telephone is Alexander Graham Bell.

  • Example

    She is an inventor with several patents to her name.

inventor Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for inventor

Phrases with inventor

  • a hypothetical person or group of people who first invented the wheel, a basic invention that revolutionized transportation and technology


    The inventor of the wheel is unknown, but it is considered one of the most important inventions in human history.

  • serial inventor

    a person who frequently invents or creates new things


    He is a serial inventor with dozens of patents to his name.

  • inventor's dilemma

    the challenge faced by inventors when deciding whether to sell their invention or keep it and try to develop it further


    The inventor's dilemma is a common problem for entrepreneurs and innovators.


Summary: inventor in Brief

An 'inventor' [ɪnˈvɛntər] is someone who creates or designs something that has never existed before. This can range from simple everyday objects to complex technological advancements. Examples include Thomas Edison, known for his many inventions, and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. The term 'inventor' extends into phrases like 'inventor of the wheel,' and 'serial inventor,' and the concept of the 'inventor's dilemma,' which refers to the challenge of deciding whether to sell or develop an invention further.

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