innovation

[ in-uh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn əˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.

Nearby words

  1. innominate bone,
  2. innominate cartilage,
  3. innominate vein,
  4. innomine,
  5. innovate,
  6. innovative,
  7. innovator,
  8. innoxious,
  9. innoxiously,
  10. inns of court

Origin of innovation

First recorded in 1540–50, innovation is from the Late Latin word innovātiōn- (stem of innovātiō). See innovate, -ion

Related formsin·no·va·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for innovational

innovation

/ (ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən) /

noun

something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
the act of innovating
Derived Formsinnovational, adjectiveinnovationist, noun

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Word Origin and History for innovational

innovation

n.

mid-15c., "restoration, renewal," from Latin innovationem (nominative innovatio), noun of action from past participle stem of innovare (see innovate).

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