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  • proper n. The fictional language devised to meet the needs of Ingsoc in the novel Nineteen Eighty-four (George Orwell, 1949). Designed to restrict the words, and hence the thoughts, of the citizens of Oceania.
  • proper n. A highly dynamic and reflective programming language descended from Smalltalk, supporting both object-oriented and functional programming.
  • n. Alternative spelling of newspeak.


new +‎ speak, coined by George Orwell in the 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-four. (Wiktionary)



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