Neologism Database

Languages are constantly evolving. Though purists may shudder at what they see as the degradation of ‘correct’ language use, innovative and new ways of using grammar, syntax and vocabulary show a bill of good health for a language.

At the vocabulary level, we find neologisms. A neologism is a new word or expression: a newly coined term. New terms appear in order to put a name to a new reality; this is why they are often linked to a specific period, event or person.

At TermCoord we are also on the look-out for new words that may be of importance to translators. Here we present a glossary of neologisms. You can also visit our section on useful links dealing with a variety of neologisms.


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  • All LanguageAlliance

    Life hack. According to Webster’s dictionary, it is “a usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently”.

  • Alessandra Fantini

    May I suggest to add the term “alicament” to your list of nelogisms ?

    According to the “Grand dictionnaire terminologique” (GDT) of the French langue, there is currently a marked notional and terminological confusion around food, products or substances deemed to have a preventive or beneficial health effect. This confusion is largely due to the lack of international consensus on the meaning of various terms that have arisen to denote nutraceuticals, functional foods, pharmafoods, designer foods, to name a a few), as well as the lack of regulation in this area.

    As the terms “designer food”, “pharma food” and “alicament” are generally defined as “food”, the concepts they designate are currently considered closer to the concept of “functional food” than of “nutraceutical “.