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INNOVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does innovation mean? 

INNOVATION (noun)
  The noun INNOVATION has 3 senses:

1. a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
2. the creation of something in the mind
3. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

  Familiarity information: INNOVATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INNOVATION (noun)


Sense 1innovation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

innovation; invention

Hypernyms ("innovation" is a kind of...):

creation (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)


Sense 2innovation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The creation of something in the mind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

invention; excogitation; innovation; conception; design

Hypernyms ("innovation" is a kind of...):

creative thinking; creativeness; creativity (the ability to create)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "innovation"):

concoction (the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose)

contrivance (the faculty of contriving; inventive skill)


Sense 3innovation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

founding; instauration; origination; initiation; innovation; creation; institution; introduction; foundation

Context examples:

she looked forward to her initiation as an adult / the foundation of a new scientific society / he regards the fork as a modern introduction

Hypernyms ("innovation" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "innovation"):

authorship; paternity (the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing)


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