adjective Etymology: Late Latin neotericus, from Late Greek neōterikos, from Greek, youthful, from neōterios, comparative of neos new, young — more at new Date: 1596 recent in origin ; modern

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  • Neoteric — Ne o*ter ic, Neoterical Ne o*ter ic*al, a. [L. neotericus, Gr. newteriko s, fr. new teros, compar. of ne os young, new.] Recent in origin; modern; new. Our neoteric verbs. Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster] Some being ancient, others neoterical. Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neoteric — Ne o*ter ic, n. One of modern times; a modern. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neoteric — index novel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • neoteric — (adj.) recent, new, 1590s, from L.L. neotericus, from Gk. neoterikos youthful, fresh, modern, from neoteros, comp. of neos new (see NEW (Cf. new)). Related: Neoterism …   Etymology dictionary

  • neoteric — [nē΄ō ter′ik, nē΄əter′ik] adj. [LL neotericus < Gr neōterikos < neōteros, compar. of neos, NEW] recent; new; newly invented n. a modern person; one accepting new ideas and practices neoterically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Neoteric — Contents 1 Greek Neoterics 2 Latin Neoterics 3 References The Neotericoi (νεωτερικοί, Gre …   Wikipedia

  • neoteric — neoterically, adv. /nee euh ter ik/, adj. 1. modern; new; recent. n. 2. a new or modern writer, thinker, etc. [1590 1600; < LL neotericus new, modern < Gk neoterikós young, youthful, equiv. to neóter(os) younger (comp. of néos NEW) + ikos IC] * * …   Universalium

  • neoteric — 1. adjective /niːə(ʊ)ˈtɛɹɪk/ a) Modern, new fangled. b) New; recent. 2. noun /niːə(ʊ)ˈtɛɹɪk/ a) A modern author (especially as opposed to a classical writer). Galen himself writes promiscuously of them both by reason of their affinity; but most… …   Wiktionary

  • neoteric — ne·o·ter·ic || ‚nɪːə terɪk adj. new; modern …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neoteric — [ˌni:ə(ʊ) tɛrɪk] adjective literary recent, new, or modern. Origin C16: via late L. from Gk neōterikos, from neōteros, compar. of neos new …   English new terms dictionary

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