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Word of the Day – Jan. 29 – Retronym

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Noun: Retronym  (REH-troh-nim)

Definition: A term (such as an analog watch or snail mail) that is newly created and adopted to distinguish the original or older version form, or example of something from other, more recent versions, forms or examples.

Sample sentence: First came the paperback book, differentiated from a book with a cloth or leather binding, provoking the retronym  hard cover book.

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