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Definition of novel adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

novel

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈnɑvl//
 
(often approving)
 
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different from anything known before; new, interesting, and often seeming slightly strange a novel feature Job-sharing is still a novel concept and it will take a while for employers to get used to it.
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