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  ( innovations    plural  )
1       n-count   An innovation is a new thing or a new method of doing something.  
The vegetarian burger was an innovation which was rapidly exported to Britain.     
2       n-uncount   Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, methods, or things.  
We must promote originality and encourage innovation.     
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alteration, change, departure, introduction, modernism, modernization, newness, novelty, variation  

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open innovation n.
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.

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(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
Used to express one's enthusiasm about a new person, or a new thing such as an idea, plan, invention or innovation
The way she goes on about him!; you'd think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread / Wow! this video game is the best thing since sliced bread!
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