neology

noun

ne·​ol·​o·​gy
nēˈäləjē
plural -es
1
a
: the use of a new word or expression or of an established word in a new or different sense : the use of new expressions that are not sanctioned by conventional standard usage : the introduction of such expressions into a language
2
: a new doctrine
especially : a new method of theological interpretation

Word History

Etymology

French néologie, from né- ne- + -logie -logy

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“Neology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neology. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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