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Thursday, September 27, 2001

neoteric

\nee-uh-TER-ik\ , adjective;
1.
Recent in origin; modern; new.
Quotes:
Electronic books, they say, are asking them to make a mental transition -- to veer from their ingrained appreciation for the printed books that fill our nation's more than 120,000 public, academic and special interest libraries -- to depend on a neoteric gizmo that disrupts the sacred union between man and book.
-- Charlotte Moore, "Bedtime for binderies?", Austin American Statesman, July 28, 2000
His new label specializes in alternative country or Americana -- music with a sense of tradition and a neoteric edge.
-- Christopher John Farley, "Back To Country's Roots", Time, June 11, 2001
Origin:
Neoteric derives from Greek neoterikos, from neoteros, "younger," comparative of neos, "young, new."
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