Complete Definition of "neologism"

English

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
  2. uncountable The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
  3. The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a Psychosis, usually Schizophrenia.

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en-noun|neologism

Synonyms
coinage

Antonyms
paleologism

Translations
trans-top|recently coined word
Chinese:
Croatian: t-|hr|neologizam|m, t-|hr|novotvorenica|f
Dutch: neologisme n
Faroese: nýggjyrði n
Finnish: t-|fi|uudismuodoste
French: t-|fr|néologisme|m
German: t+|de|Neologismus|m
Greek: t+|el|νεολογιÏμÏÏ|sc=Grek
Hungarian: t-|hu|neologizmus
Italian: t+|it|neologismo|m
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Japanese:
Korean:
Latin: neologismus m
Russian:

Spanish: t+|es|neologismo|m
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trans-top|instance of coinage
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trans-top|psychopath meaningless word
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See also
diffused neologism
protologism
stable neologism
vogue words
Wiktionary:Neologisms

Usage notes
For a word to no longer be considered new, it needs to be understood by a significant portion of the population, as having always been a valid word. For that to occur, the word must have been in common use for approximately one generation; fifteen to twenty years. No exact measure of how long a word needs to be part of the language to no longer be considered "new" is universally accepted.

External links
Neologisms in Journalistic Text

References
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style. Bryan A. Garner. Oxford University Press, 2000. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. 21 June 2006
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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