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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]
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ne•o•ter•ic(ˌni əˈtɛr ɪk)
modern; new; recent.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin neōtericus new, modern < Greek neōterikós young, youthful, derivative of neṓter(os) younger]
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neoteric- 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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