innovation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “innovation” in the English Dictionary

"innovation" in British English

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innovationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.əˈveɪ.ʃən/
C1 (the use of) a new ​idea or ​method: the ​latest innovations in ​computertechnology
(Definition of innovation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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innovationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·əˈveɪ·ʃən/
a new ​idea or ​method, or the use of new ​ideas and ​methods: [U] The ​recordingindustry is ​driven by ​constant innovation. [C] His ​latest innovation is a ​theatercompany that will ​perform for ​schools.
(Definition of innovation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /ˌɪnəʊˈveɪʃən/
[C] a new ​idea, ​design, ​product, etc.: innovations in sth recent innovations in ​technology Product innovationslead to an ​increase in ​effectivedemand which encourages an ​increase in ​investment and ​employment.
[U] the ​development of new ​products, ​designs, or ​ideas: He says universities should ​work with the ​privatesector to foster innovation and ​entrepreneurship. financial/​organizational/​technological innovation Their ​success lies in ​combining an ​effective innovation ​process with ​superiorproductconcept.
(Definition of innovation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “innovation”
in Korean 혁신…
in Arabic ابتِكار, تَجديد…
in Malaysian pembaharuan…
in French innovation…
in Russian нововведение, новшество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新觀念, 新方法, (新觀念或方法的)創造,使用…
in Italian innovazione…
in Turkish yenilik, buluş…
in Polish innowacja, nowość…
in Spanish innovación…
in Vietnamese đổi mới…
in Portuguese inovação…
in Thai นวัตกรรม…
in German die Neuerung…
in Catalan innovació…
in Japanese 革新…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新观念, 新方法, (新观念或方法的)创造,使用…
in Indonesian inovasi…
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