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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·no·va·tion /ˌɪnəˈveʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·no·va·tion n.
 1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, commercial products, etc.
 2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.
    The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness, but levity and lack of experience maketh apt unto innovations.   --Hooker.
 3. Bot. A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study
           and experimentation [syn: invention]
      2: the creation of something in the mind [syn: invention, excogitation,
          conception, design]
      3: the act of starting something for the first time;
         introducing something new; "she looked forward to her
         initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new
         scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern
         introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation,
          institution, origination, creation, introduction,