a person who invents, especially one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions.
Also, inventer.

1500–10; < Latin; see invent, -tor Unabridged
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inventor (ɪnˈvɛntə)
a person who invents, esp as a profession
fem n

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Example sentences
The famous inventor envisioned a future of inexpensive, prefabricated concrete
The invention is of use to the inventor, of questionable help to any other.
After presiding over years of technological innovations, the inventor himself
  still prefers the simplicity of a slide rule.
If the piracy act protects greed, without taking into account society's
  contributions to the inventor, it is a bad law.
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