HyperDic: innovation

English > 3 senses of the word innovation:
NOUNartifactinnovation, inventiona creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
cognitioninnovation, invention, excogitation, conception, designthe creation of something in the mind
actinnovation, initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, introduction, instaurationthe act of starting something for the first time
innovation > pronunciation
Soundsih.nahvey'shahn; ih.nowvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > innovation: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation.
Synonyminvention
BroadercreationAn artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
Spanishinnovación, invención, invento
Catalaninnovació, invenció, invent
Adjectivesinnovationalbeing or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
Verbsinnovatebring something new to an environment / environment
English > innovation: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe creation of something in the mind.
Synonymsinvention, excogitation, conception, design
NarrowerconcoctionThe invention of a scheme or story / story / story to suit some purpose
contrivanceThe faculty of contriving
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
Spanishconcepción, diseño, innovación, invención, invento
Catalanconcepció, invenció
Adjectivesinnovationalbeing or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
English > innovation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.
Synonymsinitiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, introduction, instauration
Narrowerauthorship, paternityThe act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishcreación, fundación, iniciación, inicio, instauración, institución, introducción
Catalancreació, fundació, instauració, institució, introducció
Adjectivesinnovationalbeing or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
Verbsinnovatebring something new to an environment / environment

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