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Of recent origin; modern.

[Late Latin neōtericus, from Greek neōterikos, from neōteros, younger, comparative of neos, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]
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belonging to a new fashion or trend; modern: a neoteric genre.
a new writer or philosopher
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek neōterikos young, fresh, from neoteros younger, more recent, from neos new, recent]
ˌneoˈterically adv
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(ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk)

modern; new; recent.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin neōtericus new, modern < Greek neōterikós young, youthful, derivative of neṓter(os) younger]
ne`o•ter′i•cal•ly, adv.
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- Used to describe a person, especially an author, it means one belongs to modern/recent times—but it might also refer to a person having a modern outlook or new ideas; when used of things, it indicates that they are modern, new, or recent.
See also related terms for recent.
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a modern person; one accepting new ideas and practices.
See also: Ideas
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Tolika's Pangosmio lexiko tis mousikis: Historia, mousikologia, erga, prosopa, nees taseis, archaiotita, Vyzantio, Anagennisi, neoteroi chronoi, sygchronos kosmos, 2nd ed., a new one to me, but according to RILM Music Encyclopedias ( the first music dictionary written in Greek (Athens: Ekdoseis Stochastis, 1999).
the term hoi neoteroi, given to them by Cicero) (Johnson 2007:175).
Chaniotis proclaims an ongoing conflict of generations between the older, more mature citizens of Hellenistic communities and the "younger men" (neoteroi) whose enthusiam for war resulted from the way their public education had conditioned them to behave.
neoteroi and argued that the boule Dios refers merely to the promise of