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Noun innovation has 3 senses
  1. invention, innovation - a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    --1 is a kind of creation
    Derived form: verb innovate1
  2. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design - the creation of something in the mind
    --2 is a kind of creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
    --2 has particulars: concoction; contrivance
  3. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration - 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"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
    --3 is a kind of beginning, start, commencement
    --3 has particulars: authorship, paternity
    Derived form: verb innovate1
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