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Zoom (3)

zero derivation; verb
using the video call platform Zoom
 
This formed from turning the noun Zoom into an action of using the platform Zoom. This seemed to come about in the same way that people use google. Google and zoom were the main technology used to perform a certain function. Now performing that function is associated with the brand. I think this happened for zoom because many people started talking about and using it in a short period of time. It became easier to say “zoom” (verb) than “use zoom” (noun). Since most people were hearing about zoom (noun), it was easily known what the verb form meant.
Etymology : from a proper name
Source : “I can zoom into the class or zoom to the class” (friend, September 2020)
Last modified: 25 November 2020


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