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n. pl. ne·ol·o·gies

ne′o·log′i·cal (nē′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ne′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.


(niˈɒl əˌdʒɪz əm)

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.

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
1. the introduction of new, especially rationalistic, views or doctrines in theology.
2. such a view or doctrine. Also neologism. See also language. — neologist, n.
See also: Theology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neology - 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.neology - the act of inventing a word or phrase
invention - the act of inventing
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Primarily based on the examples from this discourse this article attempts to explore how Roy simultaneously subverts and appropriates English language through the linguistic and textual strategies which include neology transliteration un-translated words glossing code switching and translation equivalents.
Wissbrun, Melt neology and its Role in Plastics Processing, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York (1990).
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