neologism
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /niːˈɒlədʒɪzəm/
Noun

neologism

  1. (linguistics, lexicography, countable) A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
    Synonyms: coinage
  2. (linguistics, uncountable) The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
  3. (psychiatry) The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a psychosis, usually schizophrenia.
  4. The introduction of new doctrine, for example in theology.
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