What is the opposite of invention?

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Noun
Opposite of something, typically a process or device, that has been invented
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Opposite of a (typically delusional) story or idea created or imagined in the mind
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Opposite of the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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Opposite of an object, tool, equipment or machine, typically made or adapted for a particular purpose
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Opposite of the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful
“Adulthood is often equated with unimaginativeness as if childhood is the only realm of the imagination.”
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Opposite of the faculty or activity of imagining change or innovative things or ideas
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Opposite of an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
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Opposite of an intentionally false statement
“You can't handle the truth!”
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Opposite of the act of having an elevated stimulus upon one's intellect, emotion or creativity
“I am sometimes struck by periods of uninspiredness as an artist, but it rarely lasts.”
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Opposite of something invented through research and development
Noun
Opposite of something created or contrived, usually with new or advanced features
“Two years later he wrote an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, called by novelist Tom Sharpe the archetypal picture of English life.”
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Opposite of the use of, or propensity to use, imagination or original ideas to create or do something
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Opposite of a discovery
“The theft of the crown artifact was a loss of epic proportions to the museum.”
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Opposite of the quality of being untrue
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Opposite of a substance produced during a natural, chemical, or manufacturing process
“The kit is installed on the vehicle as part of the manufacturing process.”
Noun
Opposite of the beginning stages of a plan or idea
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Opposite of the action or process of bringing something into existence
“As much as it may surprise you, I do have a plan, a diabolical plan for the destruction of Hydrogen Guy and his infernal cohorts.”
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Opposite of the act of giving an appearance to something of which it is not
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Opposite of the faculty or activity of imagining change or innovative things or ideas
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Opposite of product or achievement resulting from effort
“The scientific flop had been the failure of a group of unimpressive researchers.”
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Opposite of a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
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Opposite of decorative domestic objects made by hand
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Opposite of a newly coined word or expression
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Opposite of a development or improvement
“The retrogression in the company's technology due to a lack of funding for research and development was noticeable.”
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