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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And her nonlinear, neologizing prose style may require some indulgent effort on the part of the reader.
(1) For that reason, political scientists felt compelled to coin a variety of terms to conceptualize this "middle way." Unfortunately, such neologizing was often idiosyncratic and even tendentious.