Meaning of “novel” in the English Dictionary

"novel" in English

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novelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnɒv.əl/ us /ˈnɑː.vəl/

B1 a long printed story about imaginary characters and events:

a paperback novel
Have you read any of Jane Austen's novels?
His latest novel is selling really well.

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noveladjective

uk /ˈnɒv.əl/ us /ˈnɑː.vəl/

(Definition of “novel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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novelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɑv·əl/

novel noun [ C ] (BOOK)

literature a long, printed story about imaginary characters and events:

noveladjective

us /ˈnɑv·əl/

novel adjective (NEW)

new and original; not like anything seen before:

(Definition of “novel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We are also against the suggestion that a novel food cannot be approved if 'it has a negative impact on the environment after being consumed or becoming waste'.
There must be no risks for consumers, they must not be misled, and novel foods must not have a lower nutritional value.
A very novel and original concept was thus concocted by way of a criterion for accession to our area of freedom, security and justice.
With the compromise achieved on the 'novel foods' regulation, we have recognized the maturity of consumers and ensured their freedom of choice when shopping.
I should also like to refer to the point made in the resolutions that we are considering, with reference to the drafting of a novel-food regulation.
There is, however, general recognition amongst all political groups that there needs to be clear regulation for novel foods, both to protect the consumer and give legal certainty to producers.
I would, however, like to draw your attention to several new and, in my opinion, novel aspects that have emerged during this particular campaign.
The new countries will bring fresh and novel perspectives and ideas to bear in order to improve cooperation and give it new impetus.
In my opinion, the current definition of novel food must be refined, taking into account the general principles and requirements of food legislation.
The obligation on food suppliers to monitor novel foods in terms of the health and welfare of animals would impose too great a burden on retailers.