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innovation

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌɪn·əˈveɪ·ʃən/
a new idea or method, or the use of new ideas and methods: [U] The recording industry is driven by constant innovation. [C] His latest innovation is a theater company that will perform for schools.
Translations of “innovation”
in Arabic ابتِكار, تَجديد…
in Korean 혁신…
in Malaysian pembaharuan…
in French innovation…
in Turkish yenilik, buluş…
in Italian innovazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新觀念, 新方法, (新觀念或方法的)創造,使用…
in Russian нововведение, новшество…
in Polish innowacja, nowość…
in Vietnamese đổi mới…
in Spanish innovación…
in Portuguese inovação…
in Thai นวัตกรรม…
in German die Neuerung…
in Catalan innovació…
in Japanese 革新…
in Indonesian inovasi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新观念, 新方法, (新观念或方法的)创造,使用…
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