neologism

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neologism

A new word or new meaning for an existing word. The high-tech field routinely creates new meanings for words. Before 1980, there was no doubt that a "mouse" referred only to a furry rodent.
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Larry is widely credited as having helped coin the term "open source," and was an early pioneer in the mainstreaming of open source software at VA Software, the company behind Slashdot.
Augustin is best known for founding VA Linux, now known as VA Software, and for helping to coin the term "Open Source".
Trahant and Burke coin the term "phaseshifts" to describe critical discontinuities that occur in the life of a business as the result of new technologies or the quickening pace of commerce.