a speech disruption wherein traditional words are utilized in untraditional or improper manners as in metonymy, or new but comprehensible words are compiled out of ordinary words.

WORD APPROXIMATION: "Word approximations are often used by children as they are learning new words and expanding their vocabulary. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WORD APPROXIMATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/word-approximation/ (accessed September 19, 2021).