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neoterism

[nee-ot-uh-riz-uh m] /niˈɒt əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
an innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression.
2.
the use of new words, terms, or expressions.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek neōterismós an attempt to change, equivalent to neōter(ízein) to make innovations (see neoterize) + -ismos -ism
Synonyms
1, 2. neologism.
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