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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The last two categories in particular could serve as a starting point for a study of techniques of word coinage in humanistic Latin.
Its two-volume master-key, called the Syntopicon (a new word coinage meaning "collection of topics"), is an index of ideas, covering 102 general topics, referring the reader to the passages in the books where the ideas are discussed, and to related topics.