1. present participle of coin


coining (countable and uncountable, plural coinings)

  1. (uncountable) A form of alternative medicine from Southeast Asia where a coin is rubbed vigorously on a patient's oiled skin.
    Synonyms: kerokan, gua sha
  2. (countable, linguistics) A created word or phrase.
    Synonyms: coinage, neologism
    • 1783, Hugh Blair, George Edward Griffiths, editor, The Monthly Review[1], volume 68, Art. V. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres., page 499:
      Poetry admits of greater latitude than proſe, which with reſpect to coining, or, at leaſt, new-compounding words; yet, even here, this liberty ſhould be uſed with a ſparing hand.
    • 1989, Horsley, G.H.R., “The Greek Documentary Evidence and NT Lexical Study: Some Soundings”, in New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity[2], volume 5, →ISBN, page 77:
      Once we move into the Patristic period, there is undoubted evidence for new coinings of words (particularly compounds) as a response to the needs of the theological debates which occurred.
    • 2009, Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck, “Morphological Typology and Word Formation”, in Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction[3], →ISBN, page 194:
      Coinings or neologisms are words that have recently been created. [] True coinings, which are completely new words, are rather rare relative to the vast number of words we create by means of the other word formation processes.