Antimeme

noun
An entity or phenomenon which harvests and consumes information, particularly information about itself.
Origin
Meme, a unit of cultural information transmitted from one mind to another.
Source
There Is No Antimemetics Division

Pastudier

noun
An archaeologist, patronizingly rendered into today’s speech by some of the more learned folk.
Source
The Crucible of Time

Astrotrope

noun
A mount that allows a telescope to accurately follow the motion of the night sky.
Origin
Formed from ástron (a celestial body) and trópos (a turn).
Source
The Crucible of Time

Musculator

noun
A creature that contracts its body when one end is in fresh water and the other in salt water, bred for use as a pump or motor.
Source
The Crucible of Time

Nervograp

noun
Specialised animal tissue bred to transmit signals over long distances.
Source
The Crucible of Time

Grosstopical

adjective
Crudely physical; not taking into account the topography of Cleavage.
Origin
Formed from gross (without deductions) and topical (related to a particular place).
Source
The City & The City

Topolganger

noun
The alternate identity of a place co-located in the Cleaved cities of Besel and Ul Qoma.
Origin
Portmanteau of ‘topography’ and ‘doppelganger’.
Source
The City & The City

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