What does innovation mean?

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ˌɪn əˈveɪ ʃənin·no·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invention, innovation(noun)

    a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation

  2. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    the creation of something in the mind

  3. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration(noun)

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

Wiktionary

  1. innovation(Noun)

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

  2. innovation(Noun)

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

  3. innovation(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: From innovatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innovation(noun)

    the act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc

  2. Innovation(noun)

    a change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites

  3. Innovation(noun)

    a newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses

  4. Origin: [L. innovatio; cf. F. innovation.]

Freebase

  1. Innovation

    Innovation is the application of new solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and new that "breaks in to" the market or into society. One usually associates to new phenomena that are important in some way. A definition of the term, in line with these aspects, would be the following: "An innovation is something original, new, and important - in whatever field - that breaks in to a market or society." Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. Organizations can improve the quality of innovation through Kirton's thinking style Adaption-Innovation Inventory and measure the effectiveness by applying a Balanced Scorecard as put forth by Kaplan and Norton.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'innovation' in Nouns Frequency: #1598

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How to say innovation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of innovation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of innovation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of innovation in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Rowe:

    This is a stop sign for innovation in Europe.

  2. Jerry Avorn:

    Making drugs affordable would not destroy innovation.

  3. Greg Behar:

    We will continue accelerating our external innovation.

  4. Yonatan Winetraub:

    Israel is a small country that has extreme innovation.

  5. Steve Jobs:

    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Images & Illustrations of innovation

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