• WordNet 3.6
    • v innovate bring something new to an environment "A new word processor was introduced"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1966, Elliot Handler, one of the co-founders of Mattel, Inc. and part of the Barbie doll empire, was the inventor of Hot Wheels®. Handler experimented with axles and rotating wheels being attached to tiny model cars. The innovative gravity-powered car he developed had special low-friction styrene wheels. Hot Wheels® have been clocked at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour.
    • Innovate To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to innovate a word or an act.
    • Innovate To change or alter by introducing something new; to remodel; to revolutionize. "From his attempts upon the civil power, he proceeds
      to innovate God's worship."
    • v. i Innovate To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or on. "Every man, therefore, is not fit to innovate ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • innovate To change or alter by bringing in something new.
    • innovate To bring in as new; introduce or perform by way of innovation.
    • innovate To bring in something new; make changes in anything established: with on and sometimes in before an object.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Innovate in′o-vāt to introduce something new
    • v.i Innovate to introduce novelties: to make changes
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  • Hyman G. Rickover
    Hyman G. Rickover
    “Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courageous patience.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “To innovate is not to reform.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “Pure innovation is more gross than error.”
  • Watts Humprey
    Watts Humprey
    “INNOVATION is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. innovatus, p. p. of innovare, to revew; pref. in-, in + novare, to make new, fr. novus, new. See New


In literature:

Political speculation in England followed, and did not precede, political innovation and reform.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
He felt his way in these, the innovations all turning out to be improvements.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
The world was not ready for this innovation.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Mr. Fox thought, however, that, in many cases, Mr. Burke was rather carried too far by his hatred to innovation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The true enemy to innovation is the traveler who sets out to see historic lands.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
It is a great mistake to suppose that youthful precocity is one of the innovations of modern times.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
He was a partisan of Boscan's innovating methods: so much might be expected from a man of his period.
"Fray Luis de León" by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly
Inform the governor and Audiencia that there must be no innovation.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
It is certain, however, that the innovations were made at this period.
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
These happily turned thirds, although they weren't Sacchini's, were, none the less, an excellent innovation.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Queen Sammu-rammat of Assyria, like Tiy of Egypt, is associated with social and religious innovations.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
If this be not attended to, they will be very long in adopting the innovation, if ever they adopt it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The innovations of the Emperor in his dominions, have excited a spirit of resistance.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It is clear that the presence of these Brahmans is no innovation.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
We are no innovators: we respect all things for their age, and some for their youth.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
But the vassal had been long engaged in a process of innovation.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
Another important innovation at this time was the introduction of the Lewis light machine gun.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
It is difficult at first to realize what an innovation it was for Hubert van Eyck to paint such a landscape.
"The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway
Tell him you'll stand no innovations in your parish.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Harrison carried his reforms and innovations to the editorial pages of the paper.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field

In poetry:

And here's the reason why:
The tea was simply DRY,
You might eat it, but to drink it was impossibilitee;
But, curious to state,
Men did not appreciate
This hum'rous innovation from the North Countree.
"Josephus Riley" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

After a week off for the election, I am back to #innovation writing today.
An Innovation Advantage—A Natura Case Study.
Technology, Science and Beauty Innovation.
What makes us different is our innovative and commercial approach.
) says that SOPA will not hurt free speech on the Internet, but wil protect innovators.
Its like the cherry on the sundae that is North Central Florida's growing innovation community.
The Cade Prize for Innovation is off and running for the third time.
The first shovel of dirt has not yet been turned on it, but in many ways, the Cade Museum seems to embody the promise of Gainesville's thriving innovation community.
Price + Innovation = Transformation.
A helpful (though guilt-laded innovation) for the callee, the invention is potentially devastating for the caller.
The three new models feature reduced noise levels and innovative ergonomic design.
The latest research, business trends and innovative thinking.
Smaller componentry allows for other innovations and improvements from thinner devices to longer battery life.
In Radical Clean Tech Innovation, UK Firm Explores Idea of Wind-Powered Ships.
The trick is to be innovative.

In science:

The key innovation of S ′ γ when compared to system S is the combinator ·  · for strategy extension.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The statement that the time arrow is only a macroscopic scale (or may be statistical physics) valid concept is not so innovative.
Negative energies and time reversal in Quantum Field Theory
Within and beyond the reach of Brownian innovation.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
An important innovation in was to study the growth rate of a µ-Markoff map φ by comparing it to a simple function Fe : Ω 7→ N called the Fibonacci function, defined for a fixed edge e ∈ E (Σ).
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
In fact, our innovation is rather related to the discriminative version.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Modelling diffusion of innovations in a social network.
Tomography of random social networks
Social network thresholds in the diffusion of innovations.
Tomography of random social networks
AR (2) with Gaussian and non-Gaussian innovations.
Interpreting non-random signatures in biomedical signals with Lempel-Ziv complexity
Gaussian innovations 1 t∈ as described above.
Interpreting non-random signatures in biomedical signals with Lempel-Ziv complexity
This is the most important innovative component of the design.
Stereography using a single lens
Large deviations for solutions to stochastic recurrence equations with heavy-tailed innovations.
Tail probabilities for infinite series of regularly varying random vectors
The interaction of the digital human with the environment in a real-time immersive framework is an innovation in itself, presented in .
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
Now we describe the main innovation of the present paper: the introduction of the balance controller.
Balanced Virtual Humans Interacting with their Environment
An important innovation in the mechanical design of the module is the “LEGO”type locks for the scintillator tiles shown in Fig. 1.
An Improved Shashlyk Calorimeter
Applying this to networks of fixed size I show that copying and innovation are processes wi th special mathematical properties which include the ability to solve a simple model exactly for any parameter values and at any time. I finish by looking at variations of this basic model.
Randomness and Complexity in Networks