Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The changing of something established; a novelty.

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Usage examples "innovation":

  1. The hours which he used to pass with me he gives to you, and it is impossible that this innovation should not seem startling here, since all Paris is informed of it, and Mademoiselle de l'Enclos has discussed it with you." - "The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV.", Madame La Marquise De Montespan.
  2. 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.", Frederich Schiller.
  3. This is an innovation that cannot be too strictly reprehended or too soon abolished. - "Routledge's Manual of Etiquette", George Routledge.