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

Solsake

exclamation
An oath sworn in the name of humanity’s home star.
Source
Faithful to Thee, Terra, in Our Fashion

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