From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinnovationin‧no‧va‧tion /ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/ ●●○AWL noun1[countable]INVENT a new idea, method, or inventioninnovation inrecent innovations in English teaching2[uncountable]NEW the introduction of new ideas or methodsWe must encourage innovation if the company is to remain competitive.innovation inWe need to encourage innovation in industry.Many people feel bewildered by the speed of technological innovation.
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innovation• Innovation and hard work are the cornerstones of this company.• Innovations in information technology have completely transformed the way students work.• What exactly will the impact of all these communicationinnovations be?• Electric lighting was still considered a daringinnovation when it was installed in my grandfather's house.• The kids-only Internet service is a great innovation which will help parents control their children's access to the Internet.• In those days, the automobile was a recentinnovation.• Anti-lock brakes have been a majorsafetyinnovation.• All the latest technologicalinnovations of cinema were used to create the special effects.technological innovation• Fox will try to bring the puck more into the picturetomorrow night with a technological innovation.• Then they boasted about technological innovations - steamengines, railwaylocomotives, steam turbines and so on.• In order to compete, firms would therefore have to seek ever-increasing technological innovations to raiseproductivity, increase output and reduceprices.• Research into technological innovation has generally assumed that although shifts have occurred they have been within a stable organisational framework.• But after that, for some seven centuries, there was no major technological innovation.• It is not as if Eurotunnel was working at the leading-edge of technological innovation.• In recent years, we have seen that technological innovationcanoes forth modernvalues into hypermodern forms.• Nothing can change, or will change, without technological innovations.From Longman Business Dictionaryinnovationin‧no‧va‧tion /ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/ noun1[countable] a new idea, method, or inventionIt is a fairly recent innovation for rent to be paid in advance.the technical innovations which research could deliver to the economy2[uncountable] the introduction of new ideas or methodsWe encourage creativity and innovation.Mr. Bohn planned to accelerate the pace of technological innovation at Porsche. →product innovation