Novelty (disambiguation)

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Novelty is the characteristic of being new or heretofore unseen. It may also refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

  • Novelty seeking, psychological stance
  • Novelty effect, tendency for human performance to briefly improve simply due to the increased interest in new technology rather than due to the technology itself
  • Novelty (patent), part of the legal test to determine whether an invention is patentable
  • Apomorphy, evolutionary novelty, a characteristic that is different from the form of an ancestor