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Meaning of COINAGE

Pronunciation:  'koynij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of inventing a word or phrase
  2. [n]  a newly invented word or phrase
  3. [n]  coins collectively

COINAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: metal money, mintage, neologism, neologism, neology, neology, specie
 See Also: coin, currency, invention, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Coin"age\, n. [From {Coin}, v. t., cf. {Cuinage}.]
1. The act or process of converting metal into money.

         The care of the coinage was committed to the
         inferior magistrates.                 --Arbuthnot.

2. Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.

3. The cost or expense of coining money.

4. The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation;
   fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
   ``Unnecessary coinage . . . of words.'' --Dryden.

         This is the very coinage of your brain. --Shak.

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