innovation

[in-uh-vey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
  2. the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.

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

noun
  1. something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
  2. 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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