• WordNet 3.6
    • adj innovative being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before "stylistically innovative works","innovative members of the artistic community","a mind so innovational, so original"
    • adj innovative ahead of the times "the advanced teaching methods","had advanced views on the subject","a forward-looking corporation","is British industry innovative enough?"
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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.
    • a Innovative Characterized by, or introducing, innovations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • innovative Tending to bring in something new; introducing or tending to introduce innovations; characterized by innovations.
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  • Winston Churchill
    “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “To innovate is not to reform.”
  • 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.”
  • Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs
    “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”


In literature:

Innovation then was unavoidable on our part, if it be innovation to establish a system.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
To the poet Waller, the immediate predecessor of Dryden, the classical writers themselves ascribed the honour of the innovation.
"English Literature: Modern" by G. H. Mair
By late regulations in the post office, an innovation has crept in that is highly reprehensible, and ought not to be continued.
"A Description of Modern Birmingham" by Charles Pye
And how many members constitute the innovating band an effective force!
"On Compromise" by John Morley
Amongst other innovations we have to note the spread of "bobbing," the further possibilities of which are alarming to contemplate.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
His innovations were twofold: in subject-matter and in diction.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Old-time customs had been innovated.
"Woman: Man's Equal" by Thomas Webster
We resisted, and still resist, your innovation; and thence comes the greater prominence of the question.
"Abraham Lincoln" by George Haven Putnam
But his wife met this extravagant innovation with furious opposition.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Even the Bards, who had most to lose by the innovation, appear to have been in many cases drawn over.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
A time of innovation and of obstruction, of corruption and of regeneration, of decay and of renaissance, all at once.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The like may also be said about his other innovation, the Quantification of the Predicate.
"Review of the Work of Mr John Stuart Mill Entitled, 'Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy.'" by George Grote
No true scion of chivalry can permit such an innovation, so long as he is able to make successful opposition.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Throughout the nation, they still lay under the reproach of innovation and heresy.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
The innovations of fashions in the reign of Charles II.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The movement to which we refer is the innovation of mixing reading matter and advertisements on the same page.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
Innovations are expedient only when they remove evil, and when men are prepared to receive them.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
O days of Perryian innovation!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
They naturally looked upon him as an unscrupulous innovator.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
It was a distinct innovation.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

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:

Innovation and a clean label is the recipe for new food and beverage product product pacesetters.
Innovative Wastewater System Uses Less Energy.
The Most Innovative Digital Coverage of Superstorm #Sandy.
Marie Cusick for Innovation Trail.
It's been dubbed one of the most innovative companies in history and the best place to work on the planet, but it's also facing major controversies on issues of privacy and business practices.
Knight- Batten Innovation Award Winners Announced.
The Knight- Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism were announced on the J-Lab site on Monday.
4 Tech, Social Innovations at the RNC.
I am always looking for new ways to be innovative.
For brewers, "the innovation story is really an old story," Zeiler-Kligman said, referring to the post-prohibition origin of beer-bottle recycling.
Investing in innovative fintech companies serving the underbanked.
Bellow served on the editorial board of The Masses, the innovative socialist magazine.
05 AM EST, Thu November 17, 2011 Filed under: Innovations.
But of course innovation does happen in government--quite a lot of it, as the Kennedy School's innovations awards program documents.
Rep Mike Honda, a Democrat, said in a news release that his Healthcare Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act would foster innovation through marketplace incentives, challenge grants and more workforce retraining opportunities.

In science:

This innovative technique remains attractive due to its repurposing of existing hardware, which is important for minimizing the costs of tag production.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
The main innovation for defining S3 (M ) rests on the notion of laminated rank-2 homotopy, a weakening of the notion of rank-2 homotopy (see [MP, FMP1, SW3, BS]), which makes 2-dimensional holonomy based on a precrossed module, as opposed to a crossed module, invariant.
The fundamental Gray 3-groupoid of a smooth manifold and local 3-dimensional holonomy based on a 2-crossed module
Tra jtenberg, Patents, Citations and Innovations: A Window on the Know ledge Economy (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002). J. H.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Lemma 2 says that the innovation has the properties as the noise observation nλ (θ).
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
We now use the innovation to find a closed form expression for the filtered estimate bxλ|λ (θ).
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Proof: Using the methods in or , we can establish the equivalence between the innovations and the observations.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Zoghbi & Sto jmenovi´c’s algorithm implements both of these ideas, and makes one further innovation to reduce the number of write operations required.
Generating All Partitions: A Comparison Of Two Encodings
Funding within the MPG Innovation Initiative Multiscale Materials Modeling of Condensed Matter and the DFG Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts in Catalysis is gratefully acknowledged.
First-Principles Approach to Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Model Catalyst Studies
Graduate Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province under No.
A class of line-transformed cloaks with easily-realizable constitutive parameters
Researchers often use random walkers to model spreading of ideas, innovations, and rumors [9–13].
Time walkers and spatial dynamics of ageing information
Because of this property, the replicator equation is called non-innovative since new types cannot arise, in contrast to evolutionary dynamics in which this is possible (notably the replicator-mutator equation and the orthogonal pro jection dynamic ).
Information Geometry and Evolutionary Game Theory
The method that has had the most success to date, lattice gauge theory , has attained this success only after a long period of development, with a great number of technical innovations along the way.
On the nonperturbative solution of Pauli--Villars-regulated light-front QED: A comparison of the sector-dependent and standard parameterizations
Although it is widely believed that there is some unique nontrivial notion of general covariance that at least roughly captures the main innovation of Einstein’s 1915-6 theory of gravity, perhaps matters are not so simple.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
N , N ∈ N, YN ,n+1 = YN ,n + mN ,n + un , where un are i.i.d. innovations with E (un) = 0 and 0 < Var (un) < ∞.
Random walks - a sequential approach
N , N ∈ N, YN ,n+1 = YN ,n + mN ,n + un , where {un} is a sequence of innovation terms with E (un) = 0 and common variance 0 < σ 2 < ∞.
Random walks - a sequential approach