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Definition of innovation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] innovation (in something) the introduction of new things, ideas, or ways of doing something an age of technological innovation The company is very interested in product design and innovation.
  2. 2[countable] innovation (in something) a new idea, way of doing something, etc. that has been introduced or discovered recent innovations in steel-making technology
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