[ in-uh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn əˈveɪ ʃən /
something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.
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imaginative, inventive, sly, skillful, shrewd, creative, innovative, subtle, intelligent, resourceful, ingenious, new, original, contemporary, gifted, seminal, unusual, unconventional, visionary, productive
- innominate bone,
- innominate cartilage,
- innominate vein,
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Origin of innovation
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/ (ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən) /
something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
the act of innovating
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
mid-15c., "restoration, renewal," from Latin innovationem (nominative innovatio), noun of action from past participle stem of innovare (see innovate).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper