innovation

[ in-uh-vey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF innovation
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They are, as a rule, averse to innovation, especially when it involves expenditure.

And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after-dinner coffee.

The result of the first year's trial demonstrated the wisdom of the "innovation."

They stood for all that had come to the country, all the change and innovation that he hated.

There is no greater evil in a state than the spirit of innovation.

The latter made a written report, but the innovation was not repeated.

For a wonder he approved of the innovation of lamps and closed shutters.

In commerce as well as in letters there was this same activity and innovation.

This innovation in the Roman paganism was full of consequences.

Mrs. Fowler introduced an innovation by sewing the tape to the sleeves of our psychic.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "restoration, renewal," from Latin innovationem (nominative innovatio), noun of action from past participle stem of innovare (see innovate).

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