A person who uses applied science to solve practical problems by doing countless experiments, forming a hypothesis and usually produces a product. Most of the time, they never get rewarded, instead some nameless corporation rips it off and makes billions...
Examples of inventors include:
Of course this is just one more example of the US-Centricity on Everything...
The National Inventors Hall of Fame-- http://www.invent.org/book/
Last Updated 05.11.04
In*vent"or (?), n. [L.: cf. F. inventeur.]
One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices.
© Webster 1913.
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