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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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coinagecoin‧age /ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ/ noun  1 [uncountable]PEC the system or type of money used in a country the gold coinage of the Roman empire2 [countable]WORD, PHRASE, OR SENTENCE a word or phrase that has been recently invented The phrase ‘glass ceiling’ is a fairly recent coinage.3 WORD, PHRASE, OR SENTENCE[uncountable] the invention of new words or phrases4 [uncountable]PEC the making of coins
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coinageAethelred's new coinage failed in the early 790s and no new coins were minted under Eardwulf.Thus the importance of coinage for our understanding of the past diminishes, generally speaking, the more up to date we come.And, even after the invention of coinage, many areas or cities did not use it.The book deals with cultural changes that prompted coinages such as "yuppie."Recent work on the silver coinage has revealed a complex system of which even Domesday contains little trace.Their spontaneous coinages appear from as young as one-and-a-half to two years of age.The second alternative is supported to some extent by the coinage.The much more varied and extensive evidence for Charles's control of the coinage has important implications for both government and economy.the coinage used in 16th century ItalyOtherwise dates did not appear on western coinage until the thirteenth century.
From Longman Business Dictionarycoinagecoin‧age /ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable]1ECONOMICS the system of coins used in a countryBritain did not use decimal coinage until 1971. standard coinage token coinage2money in the form of coinssubstantial amounts of silver and gold coinage3the making of coins see also debasement of coinage
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