innovation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French innovation, from Old French innovacion, from Late Latin innovatio

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Noun[edit]

innovation (plural innovations)

  1. The act of innovating; the introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.
    • 2013 June 21, Karen McVeigh, “US rules human genes can't be patented”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 10: 
      The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
    • 1954, Peter Drucker, The Landmarks of Tomorrow:
      Innovation is more than a new method. It is a new view of the universe, as one of risk rather than of chance or of certainty. It is a new view of man's role in the universe; he creates order by taking risks. And this means that innovation, rather than being an assertion of human power, is an acceptance of human responsibility.
  2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs;
  3. Something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.
  4. A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French innovation, from Old French innovacion, from Late Latin innovatio

Noun[edit]

innovation f (plural innovations)

  1. innovation

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