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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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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 in-venter

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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