Definition of coinage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the coins used in a particular place or at a particular time; coins of a particular type Roman coinage gold/silver/bronze coinage
  2. 2[uncountable] the system of money used in a particular country decimal coinage
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] a word or phrase that has been invented recently; the process of inventing a word or phrase new coinages See related entries: Grammar, Linguistic devices
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French coigniage, from coignier ‘to mint’, from Latin cuneus ‘wedge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coinage