I would like to compile a big list of things used before they were named, within the last 400 years. For example, logistics was named (according to Merriam-Webster) only in 1861, but has been of explicit concern since antiquity.

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closed as off-topic by José Carlos Santos, Carl Witthoft, Alexandre Eremenko, Conifold, Danu Dec 8 '18 at 0:24

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  • $\begingroup$ Precalculus is not a branch of math, but the name of a course. $\endgroup$ – KCd Dec 2 '18 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ I imagine hair-splitting was practiced long before it was named. $\endgroup$ – EulerSpoiler Dec 2 '18 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ Gerrymandering, doxing, eating, breathing, ... $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Dec 3 '18 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, big list questions are considered off-topic on SE. $\endgroup$ – Conifold Dec 3 '18 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ google.com/… $\endgroup$ – EulerSpoiler Dec 3 '18 at 23:58