- something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
- the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.
Origin of innovation
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Related Words for innovationalimaginative, inventive, sly, skillful, shrewd, creative, innovative, subtle, intelligent, resourceful, ingenious, new, original, contemporary, gifted, seminal, unusual, unconventional, visionary, productive
- something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
- the act of innovating
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mid-15c., "restoration, renewal," from Latin innovationem (nominative innovatio), noun of action from past participle stem of innovare (see innovate).
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