Definitions for: Innovation


[n] the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
[n] a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
[n] the creation of something in the mind



Webster (1913) Definition: In`no*va"tion, n. [L. innovatio; cf. F.
innovation.]
1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in
customs, rites, etc. --Dryden.

2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs;
something new, and contrary to established customs,
manners, or rites. --Bacon.

The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness,
but levity and want of experience maketh apt unto
innovations. --Hooker.

3. (Bot.) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced
addition to the stems of many mosses.

Synonyms: conception, creation, design, excogitation, foundation, founding, initiation, instauration, institution, invention, invention, origination

See Also: beginning, commencement, concoction, contrivance, creation, creativeness, creativity, start

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