What is the opposite of innovation?

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Noun
Opposite of something created or contrived, usually with new or advanced features
“Two years later he wrote an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, called by novelist Tom Sharpe the archetypal picture of English life.”
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Opposite of the quality or skill of being innovative
“Listening to this album, I discovered depths of bad music, bad programming, and unoriginality I never even knew existed.”
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Opposite of the action or process of innovating
“One of their characteristics was the attempted imitation of occidental lifestyle.”
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Opposite of the act or process of being transformed into a different form
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Opposite of the characteristic of being innovative
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Opposite of something created or imagined in the mind
“Fantasy seldom correlates with reality.”
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Opposite of the quality of being novel or unusual
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Opposite of the act of having an elevated stimulus upon one's intellect, emotion or creativity
“I am sometimes struck by periods of uninspiredness as an artist, but it rarely lasts.”
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Opposite of something invented through research and development
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Opposite of a development or improvement
“The retrogression in the company's technology due to a lack of funding for research and development was noticeable.”
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Opposite of the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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Opposite of the process of becoming different
Stagnation in our product is acceptable for now as it is still dominant in the market.”
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Opposite of a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development
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Opposite of the use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
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Opposite of a deviation from an accepted, prescribed, or usual course of action
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Opposite of something which has been made or invented, typically showing artistic talent
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Opposite of a phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time
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Opposite of development or improvement in a given product or field
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Opposite of a different or distinct form or version of something
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Opposite of a reference to the occurrence of a change
“It was a nonevent that was ignored by many.”
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Opposite of an instance or an occurrence that has never happened before
“Despite his experience in extreme sports, he was still a tad nervous.”
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