(of a word, expression, etc.) invented or made up:A coined word, such as Xerox, is one of the most easily protected categories of trademark.
relating to or being money made by stamping metal; minted:Our government founders were determined that the coined value of our gold and silver money should correspond with the market value of the bullion contained.
(of metal) made into coinage by stamping:The floor of the vault was buried in coined gold and silver that had burst from the sacks it was originally stored in.
the simple past tense and past participle of coin.
- un·coined, adjective
- well-coined, adjective
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How to use coined in a sentence
The Georgia Birds and the Michigan Felines were playing a game in which a fair coin was flipped 101 times.
For the S&P 500, if you’re buying and selling the market on a one-day basis, your chance of making money is a little bit better than a coin flip.The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021 | matthewheimer | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
For some, Blackfishing brings to mind blackface, a term first coined in the 1830s in New York.
In school, probability lessons often begin with flipping lots of imaginary coins.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing. | Patrick Honner | November 18, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Suppose you wanted to simulate a fair coin in at most three flips.
Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).
Michael Lewis, who coined the term and penned the 2003 bestselling book of that name.
Ronald Reagan famously coined the phrase, “Are you better off now then you were four years ago?”What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton | Heather Arnet | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
Yet to Krauthammer, who coined the term “Reagan Doctrine,” the Gipper was what a president is supposed to be.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong | John McWhorter | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Isabel told him politely never to ride out without using the telephone first, and had her excuses already coined.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Thence came gold and silver to be coined in all the mints, and curiously wrought in all the jewellers' shops, of Europe and Asia.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Ede was the type after which some department store advertising-department diplomat had coined the term "stylish stout."
Her most striking expressions are her own—newly coined, not taken from the vocabulary in usage.Women of Modern France | Hugo P. Thieme
The Count of Plouernel coined money like the other feudal seigneurs, and, like them, he minted it to his liking.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue