Retronyms


Retronyms
Retronyms

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  • List of retronyms — This is a list of retronyms, which are terms renamed after something similar but newer has come into being.NounsA B; Acoustic guitar : Before the invention of the solid body electric guitar, all guitars amplified the sound of a plucked string… …   Wikipedia

  • Retronym — A retronym is a type of neologism coined for an old object or concept whose original name has come to be used for something else, is no longer unique, or is otherwise inappropriate or misleading. The term was coined by Frank Mankiewicz in… …   Wikipedia

  • p-book — n. A paper book (cf. e book). Example Citation: E books range in price from $ 1 for Dean Wesley Smith s Star Trek: S.C.E. #1: The Belly of the Beast to double digit figures for books such as Susan Sontag s In America ($ 26), and they can be… …   New words

  • text literacy — n. The ability to read and write competently. Example Citation: As communication worldwide occurred increasingly through media other than text, educators and policymakers began, reluctantly but inexorably, to move beyond their historic obsession… …   New words

  • Isaac Bonewits — Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits Isaac Bonewits in 2004 Born October 1, 1949(1949 10 01) Royal Oak, MI Died August 12, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • Oxymoron — This article is about the contradiction in terms. For the punk band, see Oxymoron (band). An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or oxymora) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, sharp dull ) is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a… …   Wikipedia

  • LAMP (software bundle) — LAMP is an acronym for a solution stack of free, open source software, originally coined from the first letters of Linux (operating system), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and Perl/PHP/Python, principal components to build a viable …   Wikipedia

  • Sodom and Gomorrah — For other uses, see Sodom and Gomorrah (disambiguation). The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852. Sodom (Hebrew: סְדוֹם, Modern  …   Wikipedia

  • Ретроним — (англ. retronym)  это новое имя или название, изменённое после того, как первоначальное наименование стало использоваться для другого предмета или для совокупности нового предмета и ранее существовавшего. Так, ретронимом является… …   Википедия

  • retronym — noun A new word or phrase coined for an old object or concept whose original name has become used for something else or is no longer unique (such as acoustic guitar where guitar used to mean this but can now also refer to an electric guitar).… …   Wiktionary