Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun innovation

3 senses of innovation

Sense 1
invention, innovation -- (a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation)
       => creation -- (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

Sense 2
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design -- (the creation of something in the mind)
       => creativity, creativeness, creative thinking -- (the ability to create)

Sense 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")
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

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