noun Etymology: French néologisme, from ne- + log- + -isme -ism Date: 1803 1. a new word, usage, or expression 2. a meaningless word coined by a psychotic • neologistic adjective

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  • neologism — NEOLOGÍSM, neologisme, s.n. Cuvânt împrumutat de curând din altă limbă sau creat recent într o limbă prin mijloace proprii. [pr.: ne o ] – Din fr. néologisme. Trimis de RACAI, 03.11.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Neologism ≠ arhaism Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Neologism — Ne*ol o*gism, n. [Cf. F. n[ e]ologisme.] 1. The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] 2. A new word, phrase, or expression. [1913 Webster] 3. A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neologism — index jargon (technical language) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • neologism — (n.) practice of innovation in language, 1776, from Fr. néologisme, from neo (see NEO (Cf. neo )) + Gk. logos word (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Meaning new word or expression is from 1803. Neological is attested from 1754 …   Etymology dictionary

  • neologism — [n] new word buzz word*, coinage, neology, new phrase, slang, synthetic word*, vogue word*; concept 275 Ant. time worn …   New thesaurus

  • neologism — ► NOUN ▪ a newly coined word or expression. ORIGIN from NEO (Cf. ↑neo ) + Greek logos word …   English terms dictionary

  • neologism — [nē äl′ə jiz΄əm] n. [Fr néologisme: see NEO , LOGY, & ISM] 1. a new word or a new meaning for an established word 2. the use of, or the practice of creating, new words or new meanings for established words neologist n. neologistic adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Neologism — For Wikipedia policy on neologisms, see Wikipedia:Avoid neologisms. A neologism (  /niːˈ …   Wikipedia

  • Neologism — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Neologism >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 neology neology neologism Sgm: N 1 newfangled expression newfangled expression Sgm: N 1 caconym caconym Sgm: N 1 barbarism barbarism Sgm: N 1 archaism archaism …   English dictionary for students

  • neologism — n. to coin a neologism * * * [niː ɒlədʒɪz(ə)m] to coin a neologism …   Combinatory dictionary

  • neologism — [[t]ni͟ːələʤɪzəm, niɒ̱l [/t]] neologisms N COUNT A neologism is a new word or expression in a language, or a new meaning for an existing word or expression. [TECHNICAL] The newspaper used the neologism dinks , Double Income No Kids. Syn: new word …   English dictionary

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