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  1. coin·age
    IPA[ˈkoinij]
  2. noun

    • 1. coins collectively:

      the volume of coinage in circulation
    • 2. the action or process of producing coins from metal.

    • 3. a system or type of coins in use:

      decimal coinage
    • 4. the invention of a new word or phrase.

    • 5. a newly invented word or phrase.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: coinage, plural noun: coinages

    • noun

      an abstract idea; a general notion:

      a plan or intention; a conception:

    • adjective

      (of a new invention or product) based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized:

      (of a work of art or an artistic technique) involving a radically new and innovative style:

    • (1706–90), American statesman, inventor, and scientist. He was the only individual to sign all three principal documents of the new nation: the Declaration of Independence, the treaty with Great Britain that ended the American Revolution, and the US Constitution. His main scientific achievements were the formulation of a theory of electricity, which introduced positive and negative electricity, and a demonstration of the electrical nature of lightning, which led to the invention of the lightning conductor.
    • noun

      coins collectively:

      the action or process of producing coins from metal:

    • adjective

      (of a new invention or product) based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized:

      relating to scientific experiments:

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