|1.||[ noun ] (writing) a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story|
|Related terms:||fiction roman_a_clef novelette romance roman_fleuve detective_novel dime_novel|
|2.||[ adjective ] of a kind not seen before|
"the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"
|3.||[ adjective ] pleasantly novel or different|
"common sense of a most refreshing sort"
|4.||[ noun ] (writing) 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"