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Synonyms for neologism

new word


Synonyms for neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

the act of inventing a word or phrase

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But according to Ivan Ivanov's previous publications (Ivanov 2003 : 164-190; 2009 : 90-158) most Mari neologisms from the 1920s have been created in three ways: (a) creating compounds, which generally consist of two words and can be divided into subordinate compounds, e.
The use of all of these hapax legomena and neologisms underscores that Ezekiel was a highly literate individual.
His somewhat jaded look at the "the cloud" provides an excellent remedy to the narrative of the term's seemingly inevitable triumph, and his pathology of the failed neologism "Bacn" should be required reading for anyone interested in the relationship between digital technologies, social networks, and influence.
Neologisms may be justified, and a revolutionary theory may require multiple neologisms, but when they are used they should be sufficiently clear.
As we shall see below "ludicus" in fact is a neologism which was meant by its author to be cognate with "ludus" so it would not mean "playful", but 'sporting" or "sportive".
linguistic analogy (Bynon 1977), linguistic economy and redundancy, a completely new word as a consequence, simplification (Kiss 2005), semantic change (Karoly 1970), a neologism by necessity naming new concepts (Minya 2003), synonyms activated by the varied communicative purposes (Benko 1988).
A neologism is a new word that is in the process of being accepted into mainstream language or a new meaning for an old word.
My instance is neologism, for which English was ripe, not only because print and trade were accelerating exchange with other languages, but also because the disappearance of grammatical inflections within English allowed words to be easily converted from one part of speech to another.
Tradition and innovation in the study of neologism are taken up in particular in Bernard Quemada's essay on the meaning of neologism ('Problematiques de la neologie', pp.
She then justifies the "cyberpunked" neologism as the framework for understanding The Matrix.
It is usually manifested in frequent articles in newspapers where new words are being listed, criticized or praised, in publishing ad hoc glossaries in which new words from a certain--at a given moment--accented field of interest are brought, in letters to the editor in which "average" readers write on their views about a certain neologism, in discussions on Internet forums etc.
This neologism tips its hat to the Marvtastic Society, which supports the festival's late founder Larry Leon Hamlin's dream of sustaining black theatre on a global scale.
And, by the bye, he makes an able defense of that much hooted-at neologism, by comparing it to "gay": It's a comfortable pragmatic term, designed to counter the ugly labels invented by detractors.
The clearest and best-known example remains the pervasive 1970s neologism, "homophobia.
The word "photography" is just such a neologism itself, and its history is rife with further neologisms.