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      something made for the first time; creation of something new


When a NASA invention is used in a new way, it is called a "spinoff."

The invention of the elevator allowed buildings to be much taller.


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A man wearing a white coat and blue gloves works on his invention
Robert Bryant works on an invention in a lab at NASA's Langley Institute.
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