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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n neology the act of inventing a word or phrase
    • n neology a newly invented word or phrase
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Neology (Theol) A new doctrine;
    • Neology The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neology Innovation in language; the introduction of new words or new senses of old words.
    • n neology The invention or introduction of new ideas or views.
    • n neology Specifically, rationalistic views in theology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Neology nē-ol′o-ji the introduction of new words, or new senses of old words, into a language:
    • n Neology nē-ol′o-ji (theol.) new doctrines, esp. German rationalism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Neo-, + -logy,: cf. F. néologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. neos, new, logos, word.


In literature:

The AFFECTED, the REFINED, the NEOLOGICAL, OR NEW FASHIONABLE STYLE are at present too much in vogue at Paris.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
NEOLOGY, the name given to the rationalist theology of Germany or the rationalisation of the Christian religion.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Associated Words: neology, neologic, neologist, neoterist, neoterize coin.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
I am a friend to neology.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Most of these neologisms are similar in the modern languages of China and Japan.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Rossetti's "Yester-year" moreover, is an absurd and affected neologism; "Antan" is an excellent and living French word.
"Avril" by H. Belloc
One is the old orthodox way, the other a more probable neological plan.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The neological barbarisms foisted into sea-language.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His prose is full of winged neologisms, his poetry heavy with the metaphysics of ennui.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Balzac was a great inventor of neologisms.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
He had rather too keen a scent for what was termed neology.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Oresme was a good writer, and particularly dexterous in adopting neologisms necessary for his purpose.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Where such were totally lacking, the need of a concise formula has of necessity overcome repugnance to neologisms.
"Anarchism" by Paul Eltzbacher
Are German Neology and French Infidelity the foes to the Redeemer which you would oppose?
"The Man with the Book" by John Matthias Weylland
In this way neologisms spring up in languages, and new dogmas in theology.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
This offshoot of German neology, issuing from the same parent stock with Socinianism, finds a congenial soil in a Unitarian community.
"Gleanings by the Way" by John A. Clark
This was a careful criticism of the neologisms introduced into French by the Revolution.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

In news:

Penalisation is an unpleasant neologism, used for defining methods of treating amblyopia that selectively fog the image of the sound normal eye instead of occluding that eye.
Def Jam — we give the neologism, you give the meaning.
Less Hedginess, More Neology .
Katie Couric comments on neology, the invention of new words.
" a neologism and Twitter hashtag that marks conversations about "alternate academic" careers for humanities scholars.
Plus the victorious V-O-T-E neologisms.

In science:

The neologism MACHO seems to have been first used in print by Griest 4 as a witty counterpoise to WIMPS (weakly interacting massive particles).
RIP: The Macho Era (1974-2004)
Acronyms come first, then some neologisms, some previously-unannounced awards and an assortment of mispeaks, not to be confused with the misteaks of Sect. 13.
Astrophysics in 2006
Some say that the neologism “nef ” is short for “numerically effective,” but this gives a misleading impression of its meaning (since an effective vector is not necessarily nef ).
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
These ideas were first used to describe the birth of neologisms, and they have been tested by an artificial experiment in which embodied software agents bootstrap a shared lexicon without any external intervention .
Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing Naming Games
However, the reality is that the linguistic resources necessary to establish morphological relationships without pre-defined rules are not available for all languages and all domains, without mention the constant creation of neologisms .
Beyond Stemming and Lemmatization: Ultra-stemming to Improve Automatic Text Summarization
Companion is a neologism; twisted Q-form is the term sometimes used, but I prefer a new word here, since the term “twisted form” occurs in a number of different contexts.
On the passage from local to global in number theory