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Monday word of the week – Neologism

From dictionary.reference.com: ne·ol·o·gism [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm]   noun 1. a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase. 2. the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words. 3. a new doctrine, especially a new interpretation of sacred writings. 4. Psychiatry. a new word, often consisting of a combination of other words, that is understood only by the speaker: occurring most often in the speech of schizophrenics. Origin:  1790–1800;  < French néologisme.   A diffused neologism is a word that a lot of people know and use, but hasn’t become common or mainstream or recognized as a word yet. … Continue reading

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