Definition of Innovation
To find support that successful, well-known individuals in the business and technology sector define innovation as being:
a) something fresh (new, original, or improved) and b) that creates value. This will be done by finding 20-25 quotes about what the word/term "innovation" means to people like:
Successful, well-known business leaders, particularly in technology, such as Steve Jobs
; professors in universities who teach on topics like innovation, design, business, history, engineering, chemistry, science, or mathematics; experts who give talks, such as TEDTalks, about innovation
; and finding 5-8 dictionary definitions of the word "innovation" as defined by the most widely-used dictionaries. The information found should mirror those contained in this article.
Popular Dictionary definitions of the word "Innovation"
- Oxford Learner's Dictionary: "The introduction of new things, ideas or ways of doing something."
- Cambridge Dictionary: "A new idea or method."
- Collins Dictionary: "Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, methods, or things."
- Merriam-Webster: "A new idea, method, or device."
- Dictionary.com: "Something new or different introduced."
- Macmillan Dictionary: 1) "a new idea, method, piece of equipment etc." 2) "the invention or use of new ideas, methods, equipment etc"
- Urban Dictionary: "Doing the same old pointless thing a different way. Alternatively, creating something brilliant in such a way that it takes twice as long and costs three times as much as the old fashioned way of doing the same thing."
- The Free Dictionary: 1) "The act of introducing something new." 2) "Something newly introduced."
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