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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PTERIDOPTEROID a coined word meaning 'both fernlike and winglike' (pterido- + pteroid).
Abbas, however, has managed to insert his relevance as a 'player' in the conflict, using one cleverly coined word.
Fidea is a coined word combining the Latin word ''fides,'' which means trust, and the English word alliance.
A similarly coined word, downhold, "was derived from messages sent to all bureaus periodically to hold down expenses.
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar urged fellow European Union nations on Wednesday to carry out economic reforms, warning their economy might otherwise become ''Japanized,'' a newly coined word for stagnation.
It's a really coined word, but we actually do it," she said.
The latter is a coined word meaning "the art of setting up situations" by employing sentences with strategic value (9).
The T word is a coined word which had no prior existence before it appeared in Exodus.
A coined word which combines "stay" and "vacation," it basically means staying in the city but enjoying the creature comforts found in a hotel.
DEMADAMED coined word describing a brothel with the 'madam' removed, compare 'detenanted' in the OED.