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Meaning of INNOVATION

Pronunciation:  `inu'veyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  2. [n]  a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
  3. [n]  the creation of something in the mind
 

INNOVATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: conception, creation, design, excogitation, foundation, founding, initiation, instauration, institution, invention, invention, origination
 
 See Also: beginning, commencement, concoction, contrivance, creation, creativeness, creativity, start

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`no*va"tion\, n. [L. innovatio; cf. F.
innovation.]
1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in
   customs, rites, etc. --Dryden.

2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs;
   something new, and contrary to established customs,
   manners, or rites. --Bacon.

         The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness,
         but levity and want of experience maketh apt unto
         innovations.                          --Hooker.

3. (Bot.) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced
   addition to the stems of many mosses.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the process of adopting a new thing, idea, or behavior pattern into a culture.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: advance guard, alteration, archetype, authenticity, avant-garde, breakthrough, coinage, creativeness, creativity, deviation, discovery, freshness, introduction, invention, inventiveness, latest fad, latest fashion, latest wrinkle, leap, model, modernization, mutation, neologism, new departure, new look, new phase, newfangled device, newness, nonimitation, novelty, original, originality, pattern, permutation, pilot model, prototype, sport, the in thing, the last word, the latest thing, uniqueness, vanguard, vicissitude, wrinkle
 

 

 

 

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