In`no*va"tion (?), n. [L. innovatio; cf. F. innovation.]
The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.
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 want of experience maketh apt unto innovations.
A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.
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