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).
One phenomenon that hasn't been so positive, but that's interesting social commentary, goes by the name of "slacktivism." This recently coined word is a combination of apparent contradictions.
Having held private exhibitions in cities throughout the world including London, Paris, and New York, Amano founded STUDIO DEVALOKA (a coined word meaning "where the gods gather"), his own studio, and started work on DEVA ZAN, his directorial debut.
She introduced us to the new UPM tagline (the Biofore company), saying that the coined word means being a frontrunner in sustainability.
Abbas, however, has managed to insert his relevance as a AaeplayerAAE in the conflict, using one cleverly coined word. This word has had as much of an impact in Arabic as has in English.
Abbas, however, has managed to insert his relevance as a 'player' in the conflict, using one cleverly coined word. This word has had as much of an impact in Arabic as has in English.
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 case study is of Federalist and Antifederalist leaders' use of persuasion and maneuver, here termed rhetoric and "heresthetic." 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.