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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His corrective vision establishes its authority by renouncing the factitious sublime, the "immensements" he has neologized from the French adverb immensement and turned into a two-a-penny noun.
In the 1980s, disdain of bankruptcy jurisdiction led financial markets to generate a multibillion dollar practice neologized as "securitization.