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EtymologyEdit

innovation +‎ -ary

AdjectiveEdit

innovationary (comparative more innovationary, superlative most innovationary)

  1. Tending to promote innovation.
    • 1980, Social Biology and Human Affairs - Volumes 45-47:
      But the extent to which the transmission of a broader, relational expression of childbirth can be diffused, depends on the relation between the innovationary forces within the existing hospital structure.
    • 1982, Hisao Kanamori, ‎Nihon Keizai Kenkyū Sentā, ‎Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, The Path for revitalizing world economy:
      The potential of the third innovationary period to stimulate growth was greatest in the 1960s, when the growth rate of the world economy exceeded 5 per cent.
    • 1991, John Cunningham Wood, Joseph A. Schumpeter: Critical Assessments, →ISBN, page 291:
      But surely Schumpeter overdid the case and gave it an absolutist note. thus he invariably spoke of the action of trust-promotion as a type-case of the "innovationary act"; correspondingly, the trust promoter's profits were deemed the pure strain of innovationary gain. Trustification was considered so innovationary that it was deemed the main support, besides electrification, for the upswing of the second Kondratieff beginning in 1896.
    • 2011, Roberg Silverberg, The Ultimate Dinosaur, →ISBN:
      Today marks the beginning of a wonderful innovationary experiment in education, a whole new instructional dynamic in teaching paleontology.