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neoterism

[nee-ot-uh-riz-uh m]
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noun
  1. an innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression.
  2. the use of new words, terms, or expressions.
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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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1, 2. neologism.
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