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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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Home Station Training is one of several coined terms found in TRADOC PAM 525-5-8, The U.
They've coined terms "Wiiknee" and "Wii-itis" to describe the phenomenon.
The self-help book includes such coined terms as "automagically," exercises, and testimonials from people who have successfully applied these principles, but lacks references.
He drops in a number of newly coined terms and pithy phrases that don't really add value: describing wilds and personal broadcast tools as "weapons of mass collaboration;' for example.
Dr Honey has identified seven components of digital depression, and coined terms for them: # Digital Darwinism The arrival of new technology can inflame new competition in the workplace.
To that end, the dictionary makers also coined terms, such as latapisq, o, in Quechua literally metal bird, to mean airplane.
Crosby has not only produced such influential books as Me Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Westport, 1972), Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Cambridge, 1986), and America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 (Cambridge, 1989); he has also coined terms such as "the Columbian exchange," "neo-Europes'" "port-manteau biota," and "ecological imperialism.