Innovation is non-obvious change that has unusually high value. Modern governments, businesses, schools and organizations typically use this word a great deal such that it is at risk of sounding cliche alongside similar terms such as "disruption" and "thinking outside of the box." Before the industrial revolution the concept of innovation essentially didn't exist such that English and other languages lack a diversity of vocabulary to describe this modern pursuit. Nevertheless, there are several synonyms of innovation and innovative that can be used. The following are a few examples.
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NotesMany of the words above can be combined or extended with other words to become direct synonyms of innovation. For example, transformative change or rapid experimentation.
Non-obvious change that has unusually high value.
Overused, at risk of sounding like a cliche buzzword.
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