Definitions

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  • n. Someone who innovates; a creator of new ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who innovates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who innovates; an introducer of changes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

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Examples

  • Perception separates the innovator from the imitator.

    How To Think Like Steve Jobs

  • He's an innovator, is Brooks, even after 65 years of producing and directing.

    Love Is My Sin

  • Throughout his 20-year career, Ted has been known as an innovator.

  • Wordpress is a long term innovator bringing new communications tools to 30 million people so far.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Nokia, once known as an innovator in mobile phones, has suffered as consumers have shifted from mass-market phones to smartphones, which come with advanced Web-surfing capabilities and customizable software.

    It's Crunch Time for Nokia

  • The innovator is a curious being, according to Wozniak.

    Apple Co-Founder Offers Lessons On How To Innovate

  • Because the innovator is the first to adopt, risks must be taken that can be avoided by later adopters who do not wish to cope with the high degree of uncertainty concerning the innovation when it is first introduced into a system.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • To a certain extent, the innovator must be able to project into the role of individuals outside of his or her local system as the innovator is the first to adopt in the local system: innovators in other systems, change agents, and scientists and R&D workers.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • The innovator is a member of a system but is a cosmopolite, oriented outside of the system.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • The innovator is an unrealistic model for the average individual.

    Diffusion of Innovations

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