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ne·ol·o·gism

 (nē-ŏl′ə-jĭz′əm, nē′ō-lō′-)
n.
1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.
3. Psychology
a. The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
b. A word so invented.
4. Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture.

ne·ol′o·gist n.
ne·ol′o·gis′tic, ne·ol′o·gis′ti·cal adj.
Usage Note: The traditional pronunciation of neologism is accented on the second syllable (nē-ŏl′ə-jĭz′əm). In our 2015 survey, this is the pronunciation preferred by 72 percent of the Usage Panel. A newer variant pronunciation accented on the third syllable (nē′ō-lō′jĭz′əm) is preferred by 28 percent of the Panel; however, only half of the Panel finds it acceptable.
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neologism

(nɪˈɒləˌdʒɪzəm) or

neology

n, pl -gisms or -gies
1. (Linguistics) a newly coined word, or a phrase or familiar word used in a new sense
2. (Linguistics) the practice of using or introducing neologisms
3. rare a tendency towards adopting new views, esp rationalist views, in matters of religion
[C18: via French from neo- + -logism, from Greek logos word, saying]
neˈologist n
neˌoloˈgistic, neˌoloˈgistical, neological adj
neˌoloˈgistically, ˌneoˈlogically adv
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ne•ol•o•gism

(niˈɒl əˌdʒɪz əm)

n.
1. a new word or phrase or an existing word used in a new sense.
2. the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words.
3. a word invented and understood only by the speaker, occurring most often in the speech of schizophrenics.
[1790–1800; < French néologisme]
ne•ol′o•gist, n.
ne•ol`o•gis′tic, adj.
ne•ol′o•gize`, v.i. -gized, -giz•ing.
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neologism, neology

1. a new word, usage, or phrase.
2. the coining or introduction of new words or new senses for established words. See also theology. — neologian, neologist, n. — neologistic, neologistical, adj.
See also: Language
neology.
See also: Theology
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

neologism

1. A word or expression that is newly created.
2. A newly coined word or expression.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neologism - a newly invented word or phrase
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
portmanteau, portmanteau word, blend - a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
2.neologism - the act of inventing a word or phrase
invention - the act of inventing
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neologism

noun new word, buzz word (informal), coinage, new phrase, vogue word, nonce word The newspaper used the neologism 'dinks', Double Income No Kids
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Translations
novotvar
NeologismusWortneuschöpfung
uudismuodoste
neologizamnovotvorenica
neologizmusszóújítás
neologismus

neologism

[nɪˈɒlədʒɪzəm] Nneologismo m
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neologism

[niˈɒlədʒɪzəm] nnéologisme m
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neologism

n (Ling) → (Wort)neubildung f, → Neologismus m
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neologism

[nɪˈɒləˌdʒɪzəm] nneologismo
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ne·ol·o·gism

n. neologismo.
1. vocablos a los cuales el paciente mental atribuye nuevos significados no relacionados con el verdadero;
2. vocablo al cual se le atribuye un giro nuevo.
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