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Dictionary Definition

coinage

Noun

1 coins collectively [syn: mintage, specie, metal money]
2 a newly invented word or phrase [syn: neologism, neology]
3 the act of inventing a word or phrase [syn: neologism, neology]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ/
  • SAMPA: /"kOInIdZ/

Etymology

coin + -age

Noun

  1. Related to coins.
  2. A coined word.

Extensive Definition

Coinage is:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

and pence, artifact, authorship, beginning, brainchild, breakthrough, cash, child, circulating medium, coined liberty, coining, cold cash, composition, conception, concoction, contrivance, contriving, counterfeiting, creation, creative effort, creature, crowning achievement, currency, devising, discovery, distillation, dollars, effect, emergency money, end product, essence, extract, fabrication, filthy lucre, forgery, fractional currency, fruit, generation, ghost word, gold, handiwork, hard cash, hard currency, hatching, improvisation, innovation, introduction, invention, issue, leap, legal tender, lucre, making do, mammon, managed currency, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork, medium of exchange, mintage, money, necessity money, neologism, neology, neoterism, new mintage, new phase, new sense, new word, newfangled expression, nonce word, novelty, offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, origination, outcome, outgrowth, pelf, postage currency, postal currency, pounds, product, production, result, scrip, shillings, silver, soft currency, specie, stamping, sterling, striking, the almighty dollar, the wherewith, the wherewithal, work
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