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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Indeed, it is likely that his beliefs, opinions, or attitudes were always mobile and inconsistent: hence we find him, surprisingly, defending orthodoxy against the historical and rationalist approach taken by the neologists with whom he might have been expected to sympathize.
32) See, for example, his reply to the neologist Eberhard in Leibniz von den ewigen Strafen, VII, 171-97.
The later form of rationalism, represented by Wolff and the neologists, was rejected by figures like Ewald in part because such rationalism does not lead to happiness.