• Neoteric

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /niːə(ʊ)ˈtɛɹɪk/

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    Origin

    From Late Latin neotericus, from Hellenistic Greek νεωτερικός, from comparative of Ancient Greek νέος ("new").

    Full definition of neoteric

    Adjective

    neoteric

    1. Modern, new-fangled.
      • Fitzed. HallOur neoteric verbs.''
    2. New; recent.
      • "Should it all come crashing in on us . . . will there be enough luddites, whose hands remember, to free us from the chains of neoteric technology?" — The Toronto Star, August 21, 1998
      • "A few words on the two neoteric terms, cybertext and ergodic, are in order." — Cybertext, 1997, Espen Aarseth.

    Noun

    neoteric

    (plural neoterics)
    1. A modern author (especially as opposed to a classical writer).
      • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Book I, New York 2001, p. 140:Galen himself writes promiscuously of them both by reason of their affinity; but most of our neoterics do handle them apart, whom I will follow in this treatise.
    2. Someone with new or modern ideas.

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