Neoterism Ne*ot"er*ism, n. [Gr. ? innovation] An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase. [1913 Webster]

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  • neoterism — /nee ot euh riz euhm/, n. 1. an innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression. 2. the use of new words, terms, or expressions. [1870 75; < Gk neoterismós an attempt to change, equiv. to neoter(ízein) to make innovations (see… …   Universalium

  • neoterism — n. novelty; new word; introduction of new words or expressions into a language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neoterism — ne·ot·er·ism …   English syllables

  • neoterism — nēˈäd.əˌrizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek neōterismos innovation, from neōteros + ismos ism : a newly invented word or phrase : the introduction of new expressions compare neologism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hereticate — He*ret i*cate, v. t. [LL. haereticatus, p. p. of haereticare.] To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] And let no one be minded, on the score of my neoterism, to hereticate me. Fitzed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innovation — I noun adaptation, alteration, breaking of precedent, change, change in method, departure, digression, divergence, diversification, exchange of obligations, invention, modernization, modification, mutare, neoterism, new device, new idea, new… …   Law dictionary

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