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Distinguish between invention and discovery?

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Asked by Ravinesh Kumar, 06 Sep '12 12:32 pm
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A discovery is when a person comes to realize something that had been present for quite a long time .One can only discover something that had been existing for long.Its just that people did not know about it earlier.
For example: Isaac Newton discovered gravity.

An invention is giving the world,the people,something unique,something that did not exist before which helps them in many ways.
For example: Samuel Morse invented the telegraph.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 06 Sep '12 01:38 pm

 
  
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Discovery is locating the already existing one and invention is a finding new thing!!!
Answered by Vishwanath V, 06 Sep '12 12:47 pm

 
  
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You invent a new thing for the first time but discover, what is there already but unknown to others...!
Answered by Dil Se, 06 Sep '12 12:41 pm

 
  
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Discovery: existing thing, but no one had seen it before. Mines are DISCOVERED by scientists. MINES exist, but nobody had seen them before someone found them out.
Invention: creation of totally new thing which did not exist before. all electronics, machines like phone, type writers computers were INVENTED as they never existed before.
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 06 Sep '12 12:40 pm

 
  
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1. Invention : Something new u hv found out whch was not there earlier.
2. Discovery : U found out some thing whch was concealed & not known by others earlier.
Answered by Nitin Ray, 06 Sep '12 12:37 pm

 
  
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Discovery is the coming accross things that are already there and an invention is something which has been created by someone or something that utilises a discovery!!!!
Like , the invention of the transistor and the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA
Answered by Psycho, 06 Sep '12 12:35 pm

 
  
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Invention - A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
Discovery - The act of discovering something
Answered by Devdas, 06 Sep '12 12:34 pm

 
  
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