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Definition of 'novel'


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


  1. original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
       Synonyms: fresh new
  2. pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
       Synonyms: refreshing

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