Antedating of "Terminological" -- Not by Winston Churchill

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 11 22:10:27 UTC 2014

terminological (OED 1906)

1824 _Monthly Journal of Medicine_ 1 Jan. 18 (American Periodical Series)  MEDICINE has been defined, by those skilled

in terminological lore and scholastic distinction, to be the art of prolonging life and curing disease.

[NOTE: This antedating invalidates the usual assignment of coinage of this word to Winston Churchill, in his famous reference

to "terminological inexactitude"]

Fred Shapiro

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