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neology

[nee-ol-uh-jee] /niˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural neologies.
1.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French néologie. See neo-, -logy
Related forms
neological
[nee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
neologic, adjective
neologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for neology

neologism

/nɪˈɒləˌdʒɪzəm/
noun (pl) -gisms, -gies
1.
a newly coined word, or a phrase or familiar word used in a new sense
2.
the practice of using or introducing neologisms
3.
(rare) a tendency towards adopting new views, esp rationalist views, in matters of religion
Derived Forms
neologist, noun
neologistic, neologistical, neological (ˌnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
neologistically, neologically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: via French from neo- + -logism, from Greek logos word, saying
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