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neologism

ne·ol·o·gism

neologism

 
 
pronunciation:
ni a l jih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a new word, phrase, or usage.
Coined by a Danish scientist, the word "gene" was a neologism in the early twentieth century.
definition 2: the introduction or use of new words or meanings.
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derivations: neologistic (adj.), neologist (n.)
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