Innovation vs Innovativeness - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between innovation and innovativeness

is that innovation is the act of innovating; the introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc while innovativeness is the characteristic of being innovative.

innovation

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The act of innovating; the introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.
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  • A change effected by innovating; a change in customs;
  • Something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.
  • A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.
  • innovativeness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The characteristic of being innovative.