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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Koreans and Japanese, among other peoples, have something special in coining neologisms, using specific Roman alphabet letters like "3D," "3S," or "3B.
As to the claim that we shouldn't use the term "right" to identify our position because white racists have included that word in a neologism for their neo-Nazi movement, think about what that implies.
Among the sources of rare words, the most important ones, considering their abundance, are the neologisms of the 1920s and 1930s.
Three aspects of his literary virtuosity are discernible in his forceful critique of Tyre: creative imagery and phrasing, use of unusual and even unique words (hapax legomena) and further expansion of biblical vocabulary through neologisms (invented words).
There were fun neologisms elsewhere, too: "Pappakropp" (that's "dad bod" in Norwegian), and "Flexitarier" (German for a vegetarian who sometimes eats meat).
Creating a neologism is fun, especially when you can add a little insightful subtlety.
Forsberg's pedagogical study also takes inspiration from Postman, juxtaposed with another media ecologist, Jacques Ellul, but doesn't go as far as Rose in suggesting a need for new media ecology methods or neologism.
Tellingly, Merriam-Webster's secondary definition of neologism is a "compound word coined by a psychotic and meaningless to the hearer.
I make them aware of Churchill's neologism "Coventrated" used by him as successive bombings of provincial cities occurred.
The Web site said that Gangnam Style is actually a Korean neologism mainly associated with upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle seen and trendsetters in Seoul's Gangnam district.
The words and syntax of the soldier come from the higher register of Afrikaans and contain a neologism 'honderdman', literally 'hundredman', Louw's invention for a centurion.
This inflammatory status, which has been referred to by the neologism "inflammaging", is of sufficient magnitude to impact health and survival time, and correlates with age-related diseases such as atherosclerosis, insulin resistance and Alzheimer's disease.