neoterism

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

noun

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

SYNONYMS FOR neoterism

1, 2 neologism.

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Origin of neoterism

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