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Definition of "neologism" []

  • A new word, expression, or usage. (noun)
  • The creation or use of new words or senses. (noun)
  • Psychology The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. (noun)
  • Psychology A word so invented. (noun)
  • Theology A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neologism" in a sentence
  • "Mia_Nodecker: Sanotorun... the neologism neologism |nä�ë�ã¤lé�ë�jizé�m| noun a newly coined"
  • "For all that your neologism is pungent and to the point."
  • "Whereas a neologism is normally understood to be a new word formed consciously, by a subjectivity in possession of itself and its language, in Balfour's essay subjecticity falls into play possibly by accident: "It could have been a typo, in this word that is not exactly a word: subjecticity.""