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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coinage  \Coin"age\,  n.  [From  {Coin},  v.  t.,  cf  {Cuinage}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  converting  metal  into  money. 
 
  The  care  of  the  coinage  was  committed  to  the 
  inferior  magistrates.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Coins;  the  aggregate  coin  of  a  time  or  place 
 
  3.  The  cost  or  expense  of  coining  money. 
 
  4.  The  act  or  process  of  fabricating  or  inventing;  formation; 
  fabrication;  that  which  is  fabricated  or  forged. 
  ``Unnecessary  coinage  .  .  .  of  words.''  --Dryden. 
 
  This  is  the  very  coinage  of  your  brain.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coinage 
  n  1:  coins  collectively  [syn:  {mintage},  {specie},  {metal  money}] 
  2:  a  newly  invented  word  or  phrase  [syn:  {neologism},  {neology}] 
  3:  the  act  of  inventing  a  word  or  phrase  [syn:  {neologism},  {neology}] 




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