neoterism

[ nee-ot-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ niˈɒt əˌrɪz əm /
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noun

an innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression.
the use of new words, terms, or expressions.

Nearby words

  1. neostyle,
  2. neosurrealism,
  3. neotectonics,
  4. neoteny,
  5. neoteric,
  6. neoterize,
  7. neothalamus,
  8. neotropical,
  9. neotype,
  10. neovascularization

Origin of neoterism

1870–75; < Greek neōterismós an attempt to change, equivalent to neōter(ízein) to make innovations (see neoterize) + -ismos -ism

SYNONYMS FOR neoterism
1, 2. neologism.

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