Definitions (2)

1.Not only new but also unusual. Novel implies 'imaginative' but (unlike 'new') not necessarily 'unused' and (unlike 'original') not necessarily 'genuine.'
2.Relatively longer fictional story with characters, dialogues, action, and events, and a 'plot' that ties them all together into a coherent whole.

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  • With Jeff's new position as a business analyst, he worked to come up with novel approaches for solving long-term issues in the operations department.

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  • The San Francisco entrepreneurs found a novel solution for the difficult problem of finding comfortable temporary lodgings at a reasonable price.

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  • The other day I finished a very interesting novel by Nicholas Sparks, he does such a great job in captivating his readers.

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