What does the word innovation mean?

Usage examples for innovation

  1. All the difficulties, indeed, which the distrust of the court and its jealousy of the increasing power of the nobility would oppose to this innovation were foreseen and provided against. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Book II. by Frederich Schiller
  2. This is an innovation that cannot be too strictly reprehended or too soon abolished. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge