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English definition of “coin”

coin

noun [C]  /kɔɪn/ us  

coin noun [C] (MONEY)

a small, flat, round piece of metal used as money, with a number showing its value and often a decorative picture: Let’s flip a coin to see who goes first. He fished about in his pockets, taking out a handful of coins.

coin

verb [T]  /kɔɪn/ us  

coin verb [T] (INVENT)

to invent or be the first to use a new word or expression: Kraft coined the term "middle America" in the 1960s.
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