World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Novelty

Article Id: WHEBN0000654128
Reproduction Date:

Title: Novelty  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Innovation, Symbol (chemistry), Novelty (disambiguation), Novelty item, Gadget
Collection: Innovation
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Novelty

Novelty (derived from Latin word novus for "new") is the quality of being new, or following from that, of being striking, original or unusual.[1] Novelty may be the shared experience of a new cultural phenomenon or the subjective perception of an individual.

From the meaning of being unusual usage is derived the concept of the novelty dance (a type of dance that is popular for being unusual or humorous); the novelty song (a musical item that capitalizes on something new, unusual, or a current fad); the novelty show (a competition or display in which exhibits or specimens are in way some novel); and novelty architecture (a building or other structure that is interesting because it has an amusing design). It is also this sense that applies to a novelty item, a small manufactured adornment, toy or collectible. These, in turn are often used as promotional merchandise in marketing.[2] The chess term, novelty, is used for a move in chess which has never been played before in a recorded game.[3]

The term can have pejorative sense and refer to a mere innovation. However, novelty in patent law is part of the legal test to determine whether an invention is patentable.[4] A novelty effect is the tendency for performance to initially improve when new technology is instituted.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Novelty". Merriam-Webster.com. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tips On Choosing the Right Novelty for your Market". ThemeLib. April 9, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Iryna Zenyuk (August 12, 2010). "Endgame Novelty". chess.com. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mary Bellis. "Guide To Patenting And USPTO Patent Applications". About.com Inventors. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Spider-man renewed and the novelty effect". Thought Gadgets. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 

External links

  • Find novelties
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.