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Meaning of coinage

coin•age

Pronunciation: (koi'nij), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, process, or right of making coins.
  2. the categories, types, or quantity of coins issued by a nation.
  3. coins collectively; currency.
  4. the act or process of inventing words; neologizing.
  5. an invented or newly created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
  6. anything made, invented, or fabricated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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