Novel vs Proven - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between novel and proven

is that novel is to increase (to make larger) while proven is .



(wikipedia novel)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en adjective)
  • new, original, especially in an interesting way
  • Usage notes
    * Said of ideas, ways, etc.
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    In various senses from (etyl) novelle or (etyl) novella, both from (etyl) novella, a singular noun use of the neuter plural of novellus, from . Some senses came to English directly from the Latin. (etystub)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A novelty; something new.
  • *, II.2.4:
  • merry talessuch as the old woman told of Psyche in Apuleius, Boccace novels , and the rest, quarum auditione pueri delectantur, senes narratione , which some delight to hear, some to tell, all are well pleased with.
  • A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story.
  • (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome.
  • Derived terms
    * novelisation, novelization * novelist




    (en adjective)
  • Having been proved; having proved its value or truth.
  • It's a proven fact that morphine is a more effective painkiller than acetaminophen is.
    Mass lexical comparison is not a proven method for demonstrating relationships between languages.


    * (having been proved) unproven


  • Usage notes

    As the past participle of prove, proven is often discouraged, with proved preferred – “have proved” rather than “have proven”. However, today in everyday use they are both used, about equally. Historically, proved'' is the older form, while proven''' arose as a Scottish variant – see . Used in legal writing from mid 17th century, it entered literary usage more slowly, only becoming significant in the 19th century, with the poet among the earliest frequent users (presumably for reasons of meter). In the 19th century, '''proven was widely discouraged, and remained significantly less common through the mid 20th century (''proved being used approximately four times as often), by the late 20th century it came to be used about equally. As an attributive adjective, proven is much more commonly used, and proved is widely considered an error – “a proven method”, not *“a proved method”.