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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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Approximation will thus be defined as a process of word formation where the relation between a pattern of word formation and a neologism formed according to it is not one to one, but mediated by metaphor or metonymy.
Some of these compound neologisms sound like they have escaped from a cryptogram.
Neugent is a CA neologism standing for neural network agents.
The "dialects" of the book's subtitle include poetic diction, thieves' cant, neologism, archaism, and class as well as regional differences in speech.
In merely 18 months the neologism "cloud computing" has gone from obscurity to pervasiveness.
MINT is a neologism for economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
Carmageddon' is a neologism created by radio stations and television channels parodying the concept of 'Armageddon.
Thus, rather than talk of the Americanization of Haiti, Lahens introduces the wonderful neologism "to Haitianize.
So to speak - an expression of reserve or apology for exaggeration or neologism.
Clossey writes that his wide-ranging book may be "most neatly classified as a work of historical 'dromography,' a neologism indicating the study [according to T.
The name Shangti was ultimately rejected by the Catholic Church when a papal bull endorsed instead the neologism T'ienchu (the Lord of Heaven).
The word "photography" is just such a neologism itself, and its history is rife with further neologisms.