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
Mia_Nodecker: Sanotorun... the neologism neologism |nä�ë�ã¤lé�ë�jizé�m| noun a newly coined
For all that your neologism is pungent and to the point.
Whereas a neologism is normally understood to be a new word formed consciously, by a subjectivity in possession of itself and its language, in Balfour's essay subjecticity falls into play possibly by accident: "It could have been a typo, in this word that is not exactly a word: subjecticity."
And give the word neologism to our language, as a root, and it should give us its fellow substantives, neology, neologist, neologization; its adjectives, neologous, neological, neologistical; its verb, neologize; and adverb neologically.
And give the word neologism to our language, as a root, and it should give us it's fellow substantives, neology, neologist, neologisation; it's adjectives neologous, neological, neologistical, it's verb neologise, and adverb neologically.
The terms freeters (a neologism formed form the English word "free" and the German "Arbeiter", which indicates a person who gets by on menial jobs) and
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Kendrick has a lengthy discussion of "pornography" as a nineteenth-century neologism from the Greek: "writing by or about whores."
The French literary theorist Gérard Genette coined the neologism ‘paratext’ to describe subsidiary and secondary material such as prefaces, post-scripts, footnotes and illustrations, which illuminate, but are ultimately subservient to, the principle text.
War Hidden in Plain Sight: There has recently been much reporting on, and even some debate here about, the efficacy of the Obama administration's decision to increase the intensity of CIA missile attacks from drone aircraft in what Washington, in a newly coined neologism reflecting a widening war, now calls "Af-Pak" -- the Pashtun tribal borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan.