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English definition of “coinage”

coinage

noun uk   /ˈkɔɪ.nɪdʒ/ us  

coinage noun (MONEY)

[U] a set of coins of different values used in a country's money system: decimal coinageCurrencies

coinage noun (NEW WORD)

[C or U] (the inventing of) a new word or phrase in a language: The expression "boy band" is a 1990s coinage.Terminology and vocabulary
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