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innovation

[in-uh-vey-shuh n] /ˌɪn əˈveɪ ʃən/
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
1540-1550
1540-50; < Late Latin innovātiōn- (stem of innovātiō). See innovate, -ion
Related forms
innovational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in-novation

innovation

/ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
2.
the act of innovating
Derived Forms
innovational, adjective
innovationist, noun
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Word Origin and History for in-novation

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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