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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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I christen it with my newly coined term: "radiant music."
SACRORESONANCE * a coined term describing the sound elicited by percussion over the sacrum, a specific kind of 'osteal resonance'.
Let us begin with the overrated word "sexuality," a coined term that many deem as intrinsic to a person's being, and worse, which is being taught at a very young age as an important aspect of the expression of one's being.
(2) Yundong is a coined term in Mandarin Chinese which suggests "movement upon clouds" and is Toyota's current corporate slogan in China.
Eyeing steadily rising property prices, Shin Kong will broaden its land-acquisition targets to include New Taipei City, a newly coined term that includes Taipei City and the former Taipei County.
Polytrauma, the recently coined term that refers to the injuries sustained by this multiply disabled population, is defined as "injury to the brain in addition to other body parts or systems resulting in physical, cognitive, psychological, or psychosocial impairments and functional disability" (Lew, 2005, p.
Twin River, so renamed because it squats between the Providence and Blackstone rivers, now has more slots than any other "racino," a coined term for a place combining race book and slots.
And the fest felt the '"Little Miss Sunshine' Effect," a newly coined term in which execs buy out of fear they'll miss the next big thing (and Oscar contender).
This is a timeworn technique; you'll hear the same kind of accusatory smear in the newly coined term "Islamofascist," asserting that there is an interconnected conspiracy among disparate and wholly independent groups of people who happen to share a heritage.
In 1954 he organized his first large-scale show, "Action 1," a nod to Harold Rosenberg's freshly coined term for the new painting.
It seemed obvious that the newly coined term would be closely identified by the public with the older, well known and totally medical term, "chemotherapy."