Newspeak

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new +‎ speak, coined by George Orwell in the 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-four.

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Newspeak

  1. The fictional language devised to meet the needs of Ingsoc in the novel Nineteen Eighty-four (George Orwell, 1949). Designed to restrict the words, and hence the thoughts, of the citizens of Oceania.
  2. A highly dynamic and reflective programming language descended from Smalltalk, supporting both object-oriented and functional programming.

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Newspeak (usually uncountable, plural Newspeaks)

  1. Alternative spelling of newspeak.

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