1 originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel [syn: freshness]
2 originality by virtue of being new and surprising [syn: freshness]
3 a small inexpensive mass-produced article [syn: knickknack]
- the state of being new or novel; newness
- a new product; an
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding
and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University
Press, 1973. § 10.
- reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 10.
- a small mass-produced trinket
- in novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation
the state of being new
a new product
- French: nouveauté
- German: Neuheit
- Portuguese: novidade
- Spanish: novedad
Novelty is the quality of being new. Although it may be said to have an objective dimension (e.g. a new style of art coming into being, such as abstract art or impressionism) it essentially exists in the subjective perceptions of individuals. It also refers to something novel; that which is striking, original or unusual.
Novelty can refer to:
- Novelties, small
manufactured adornments; similarly novelty item, a toy or
- Promotional item, novelties used in promotional marketing.
- Novelty (locomotive), one of the first steam locomotives which was due to compete at the Rainhill Trials of 1829
- Novelty (patent), part of the legal test to determine whether an invention is patentable
- Novelty, Missouri, a place in the United States
- Novelty dance, a type of dance that is popular for being unusual or humorous
- Novelty song, a musical item that capitalizes on something new, unusual, or a current fad
- Novelty show, a competition or display in which exhibits or specimens are in way some novel
- Novelty architecture, a building or other structure that is interesting because it has an amusing design
- Novelty effect, the tendency for performance to initially improve when new technology is instituted
- Novelty theory, an eschatological theory promoted by Terence McKenna
- Novelty, a chess term for a move in chess which has never been played before in a recorded game
- Novelty (album) by Jawbox
- The Novelty, a piano-rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY.
Novelty is also an often used name for Russell Township in Ohio.
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