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Difference between invention and discovery?

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Answered 2010-06-10 16:38:56

Invention implies creating something which didn't previously exist. Discovery implies finding something which no one had found before.

You could have invented a telescope if you lived before it's inventors. You could use a telescope and discover an object which no one had noticed before.

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