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English Dictionary: innovation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for innovation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    Synonym(s): invention, innovation
  2. the creation of something in the mind
    Synonym(s): invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design
  3. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
    Synonym(s): initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Innovation \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.
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