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English adjective: novel

1. novel original and of a kind not seen before

SamplesThe computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem.

Synonymsfresh, new



2. novel pleasantly new or different

SamplesCommon sense of a most refreshing sort.




English noun: novel

1. novel (communication) an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

Broader (hypernym)fiction

Narrower (hyponym)detective novel, dime novel, mystery novel, novelette, novella, penny dreadful, roman a clef, roman fleuve, romance

2. novel (artifact) a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction

SamplesHis bookcases were filled with nothing but novels.
He burned all the novels.

Broader (hypernym)book, volume

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