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 narrowing list of forms refers to language planning, although the synthetic form -nuvat of the neologist quotative mood never became rooted in literary language.
I believe in the poet being a neologist, which is one of the reasons I called my last book of poems Transcircularities, which you won't find in the dictionary because I made the word up.
20) Thus, quoting in abschied final words from Herbert's Temple in his penultimate line, the neologist Jesuit may seem to get scot-free of the obsolete `Temple' of former existence, in comfortable contrast to the real `dauphin' of the Terror, who, after damning his mother to the guillotine by attesting to a sexual libel against her, was brutalized to death within the Temple prison.