What is the meaning of novel?


  • An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.
  • A printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction.
    • usage: "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels"


  • Original and of a kind not seen before.
    • usage: "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
  • Pleasantly new or different.
    • usage: "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
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