"The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
Innovation In`no*va"tion, n. L. innovatio; cf. F.
1. The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in
customs, rites, commercial products, etc. --Dryden.
2. A change effected by innovating; a change in customs;
something new, and contrary to established customs,
manners, or rites. --Bacon.
The love of things ancient doth argue stayedness,
but levity and lack of experience maketh apt unto
3. (Bot.) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced
addition to the stems of many mosses.