from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A new word, expression, or usage.
- n. The creation or use of new words or senses.
- n. Psychology The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
- n. Psychology A word so invented.
- n. Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
- n. (uncountable) The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
- n. The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a psychosis, usually schizophrenia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense.
- n. A new word, phrase, or expression.
- n. A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A new word or phrase, or a new use of a word.
- n. The use of new words, or of old words in new senses.
- n. A new doctrine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a newly invented word or phrase
- n. the act of inventing a word or phrase
From French néologisme, from Ancient Greek νέος ("new") + λόγος (logos, "word"). (Wiktionary)