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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innovation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  innovation 
  n  1:  a  new  device  or  process  created  by  study  and  experimentation 
  [syn:  {invention}] 
  2:  the  creation  of  something  in  the  mind  [syn:  {invention},  {excogitation}, 
  {conception},  {design}] 




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