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Word: neologism

Definition: new or newly coined word or phrase


Sentences Containing 'neologism'

Among the possibilities are: "Gymnopédie" also appears as an infrequently used word in 19th century France, to the point it might have been perceived as a neologism by many.
During the 1925 census, 37,626 people declared themselves to be Lithuanians and 34,337 people identified themselves as Memellanders, a neologism to distinguish themselves from Lithuanians.
Geisert and Futrell maintain that the neologism has always had a kinship with the Enlightenment, an era which celebrated science, free inquiry, and a spirit of skepticism; they have endorsed the use of "super" as the antonym to "bright".
Green card marriage is a neologism that refers to the marriage of convenience between a legal resident of a country and a person who would be ineligible for residency but for being married to a resident.
Modern Lithuanian historiography uses the term "Lietuvininkai" or sometimes a neologism unknown to Lietuwininkai themselves, "Mažlietuviai".
Modern ruins is a neologism referring to ruins of architecture constructed in the recent past, generally in the most recent century, or since the 19th century.
The name "Hutaree" appears to be a neologism; the group's web site says that it means "Christian warriors".
The term "mansome" is a neologism in popular culture.
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