innovation

[ in-uh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn əˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun

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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Origin of innovation

First recorded in 1540–50; from Late Latin innovātiōn- (stem of innovātiō ); see origin at innovate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM innovation

in·no·va·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for innovation

innovation
/ (ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən) /

noun

something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
the act of innovating

Derived forms of innovation

innovational, adjectiveinnovationist, noun
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