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neology

[nee-ol-uh-jee]
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noun, plural ne·ol·o·gies.
  1. neologism.
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Origin of neology

From the French word néologie, dating back to 1790–1800. See neo-, -logy
Related formsne·o·log·i·cal [nee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ne·o·log·ic, adjectivene·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Neology, or the novelty of new words and phrases, remarks on, iii.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Isaac Disraeli

  • His neology is one among many instances of his contempt for the past and his wish to be clear of all association with it.

  • Neology, the name given to the rationalist theology of Germany or the rationalisation of the Christian religion.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • For this was the age of Benthamism in social philosophy and "German neology" in biblical criticism.

  • Dean Milman's neology, the peculiarities of the Irvingites, and the dangerous Oxford tracts, were alternately denounced.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury