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Definition of "innovation" []

  • The act of introducing something new. (noun)
  • Something newly introduced. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "innovation" in a sentence
  • "Critics and fans are used to trawling for innovation or novelty - in the case of Black Sabbath, though, their genuine sonic ­innovation was only half the story."
  • "II. ii.346 (217,9) I think, their inhibition comes by the means of the late innovation] I fancy this is transposed: Hamlet enquires not about an _inhibition_, but an _innovation_; the answer therefore probably was,"
  • "The "new reformers" have appropriated the term "innovation" as a descriptor for policy proposals and practices they advocate, and as an antonym for almost anything else."