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    #1

    could you please help me?

    hello

    I have some doubt about this word

    Does the term oxford a coinage term?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by sandibil; 21-Nov-2010 at 18:22.

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    #2

    Re: could you please help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandibil View Post
    hello

    I have some doubt about this word

    Does the term oxford a coinage term?

    Thanks in advance
    Your question is not at all clear.

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    #3

    Re: could you please help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your question is not at all clear.
    Coinage is one of word formation processes

    example
    The word aspirin is a trade name for one company's product which become a general name.

    there are a lot of coinage terms like Kleenex,nylon,etc.

    My question was to know whether the word 'oxford' is a coinage or not?

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    #4

    Re: could you please help me?

    What would you use it as a generic word for? University? No, it's still a proper noun.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: could you please help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What would you use it as a generic word for? University? No, it's still a proper noun.
    Yes, I agree that generic is a better description. Perhaps the OP meant coined word? For what else can oxford be generic? Shoes, fabric?

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