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inventor

[in-ven-ter] /ɪnˈvɛn tər/
noun
1.
a person who invents, especially one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions.
Also, inventer.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin; see invent, -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for inventer

inventor

/ɪnˈvɛntə/
noun
1.
a person who invents, esp as a profession
Derived Forms
inventress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for inventer

inventor

n.

c.1500, "a discoverer," from Latin inventor (fem. inventrix) "contriver, author, discoverer," agent noun from past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Meaning "one who contrives or produces a new thing or process" is from 1550s.

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