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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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Step 1: Is it a neologism, and if so, how well accepted is it?
The word that means words associated with Mr Trump - Trumpism - is being monitored for possible inclusion in Oxford Dictionaries while more than 50 neologisms feature his name.
Koreans and Japanese, among other peoples, have something special in coining neologisms, using specific Roman alphabet letters like "3D," "3S," or "3B."
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).
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. Instead, Forsberg asks how technology-driven analysis can help with human understanding, and poses the questions, 'How is writing in the digital age changing?' and 'How is technology changing the nature of English education?' (p.
"Trialogue" is a neologism designed to bring Muslims into the conversation between Jews and Christians, particularly after the horror of 9/11.
Tellingly, Merriam-Webster's secondary definition of neologism is a "compound word coined by a psychotic and meaningless to the hearer."
Within the concept of meaning neology, the signifier of a neologism listed in Romanian dictionaries gets enriched with a meaning pertaining to the specialized cosmetic field, so that the Anglicisms already assimilated into Romanian borrow other meanings of the polysemantic English etymon..
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.
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.