[Word-ology] Innovative=In+Nov+At+Ive

Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!

Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

consign=con-[together]+sign-[sign]

Definition: to put somebody/something somewhere in order to get rid of them/it


signal=sign-[mark]+al-[adj.]

Definition: a movement or sound that you make to give somebody information, instructions, a warning, etc.


significant=sign-[mark]+i+fic-[make]+ant-[adj.]

Definition: large or important enough to have an effect or to be noticed


Today, we are going to learn another widely-used etymon “NOV”, which means “new”.

Now, let’s analyze the composition of “Innovative”.

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The word consists of four etyma, “in” means “into”, “nov” means “new”, “at” means “to make”and “ive” at the end of the word ” indicates that the word is an adjective. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “innovative” is closed to to make sth into new.

And it is very easy to find a basic combination between what we deduced and the definition in the Oxford Dictionary, introducing or using new ideas, ways of doing something, etc”.


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words.

novel=nov[new]+-el[a.]

novice=nov-[new]+-ice[n.]

renovate=re-[again]+nov[new]+-ate[v.]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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