Mectec

noun informal
Abbreviation of ‘mise-en-crime technical investigator’.
Origin
Pun on mise en scène
Source
The City & The City

Notchcube

noun
A grey brick slightly larger than a fist; the basic building block of many Supra City megastructures.
Origin
Presumed to be coined after the creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson.
Source
The Causal Angel

Pentathanaluna

noun
The malady referred to by laymen as the Five-Day Reversible Death.
Origin
Formed from pénte (five), thánatos (death), and lūna (the moon).
Source
Dimension of Miracles

Sweedack

interjection
Contraction of je suis d’accord.
Origin
Popularised by French Canadian hockey players in the twenty-first century.
Source
The Shockwave Rider

Deevee

verb
To devalue or invalidate something.
Origin
Possibly a contraction of ‘de-validate’.
Source
The Shockwave Rider

Truedeath

noun
Death of an uploaded mind without a backup.
Source
The Fractal Prince

Beemee

noun
A device for transmitting the sensorium.
Origin
Phonetic transcription of “be me”.
Source
The Fractal Prince

Wildcode

noun plural
Rogue nanomachines.
Source
The Fractal Prince

Cloudhook

noun
A portable device worn over the eye by citizens, connecting them to the city’s pervasive information network.
Source
A Memory Called Empire

Infofiche

noun
A mutable, foldable, transparent plastic which can display images and text.
Origin
Abbreviation of ‘information’ and fiche (a card).
Source
A Memory Called Empire

Spimescape

noun
An augmented projection of the current locale.
Origin
Spime, an object that can be tracked in space and time.
Source
The Quantum Thief

Millenniaire

noun
A person who possesses a fortune of time.
Origin
Portmanteau of ‘millennium’ and ‘millionaire’.
Source
The Quantum Thief