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Definition of Neologism

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new expression; new word; modern usage of words or expressions
Neologism Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense.
A new word, phrase, or expression.
A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\ne*ol"o*gism\ (?), n. [cf. f. néologisme.]
1. the introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense. browning.
2. a new word, phrase, or expression.
3. a new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.

newly coined word
WordNet 2.0

1. a newly invented word or phrase
(synonym) neology, coinage
(hypernym) word
(hyponym) blend, portmanteau word, portmanteau
2. the act of inventing a word or phrase
(synonym) neology, coinage
(hypernym) invention
Neologism Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A neologism (; from Greek νέο- néo-, "new" and λόγος lógos, "speech, utterance") is the name for a newly coined term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language. Neologisms are often directly attributable to a specific person, publication, period, or event. Neolexia ("new word", or the act of creating a new word) is a synonym for it. The term neologism is first attested in English in 1772, borrowed from French néologisme (1734).

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