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The text is an attempt to illustrate semantic changes in definitions constituting
the driver names (in a historical perspective from the 20th to 21st centuries).
Contrasting lexemes deriving from old highway codes and names present on the
automotive portals gives a possibility to compare the motorization lexis within
the scope of the very dimension. Broadening or narrowing the meaning, the appearance
of new names, de‑actualization
of terms or transition of meanings bring
about a dynamic development and multidimensional functioning of a driver as
an important element of the motorization lexis. At the same time, the stability of
some terms proves their universality despite passing time and the development
of the car industry.