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Pronunciation:  `inu'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\In`no*va"tion\, n. [L. innovatio; cf. F.
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.

 Definition: the process of adopting a new thing, idea, or behavior pattern into a culture.
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