Definition of Innovation

1. Noun. A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation.

Exact synonyms: Invention
Generic synonyms: Creation
Derivative terms: Innovate, Innovational



2. Noun. The creation of something in the mind.

3. Noun. The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new. "The foundation of a new scientific society"

Definition of Innovation

1. n. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.

Definition of Innovation

1. Noun. The act of innovating; the introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc. ¹

2. Noun. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites. ¹

3. Noun. A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Innovation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Innovation

1. 1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc. 2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites. "The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness, but levity and want of experience maketh apt unto innovations." (Hooker) 3. A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses. Origin: L. Innovatio; cf. F. Innovation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Innovation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oecd Economic Surveys: Russian Federation by Oecd (2006)
"Targeted innovation initiatives The government has recently launched a large number of targeted initiatives aimed at spurring innovation. ..."

2. OECD Economic Surveys: Hungary by OECD Staff (2005)
"Given all these complexities, good innovation policy needs to be a careful process of advance through judicious adjustment and careful monitoring. ..."

3. People, Plants and Patents: The Impact of Intellectual Property on ...by Crucible Group by Crucible Group (1994)
"On one side, we have indigenous and other rural communities (the informal system of innovation) and, on the other side, we have public and private ..."

4. Scientists, Engineers, and Track-two Diplomacy: A Half-century of U.S by Glenn E. Schweitzer (2004)
"... Appendix I innovation in the Russian Federation (2001) Elements of innovation (in order of importance) Acquisition of equipment and machinery Industrial ..."

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