neology

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neo- +‎ -logy

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neology (countable and uncountable, plural neologies)

  1. The study or art of neologizing (creating new words).
    • 2008 February 24, William Safire, “Bird-Dog Minute”, in New York Times[1]:
      The word burned through the thin, dry-timbered wall of political neology in 1984, as Senator John Glenn’s campaign manager in South Carolina, John Lawson, told the A.P. that Glenn’s campaign “considered six Deep South states to be the crucial states for Glenn — the fire wall, if you will, between Mondale and the nomination.”
  2. (obsolete) The holding of novel or rational religious views.

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