Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish.
an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
an idiom with frequent use of informal technical terms, such as acronyms, used by specialists.
To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
Meaningless speech, often a combination of real words and gibberish. May occur in some cases of expressive aphasia.
The terminology used by a particular class, trade, or profession.
specialised technical language on a specific topic
professional slang. Unintelligible language peculiar to a sect, profession or the like.
The special language of a profession or group. The term jargon usually has pejorative associations, with the implication that jargon is evasive, tedious, and unintelligible to outsiders. The writings of the lawyer and the literary critic are both susceptible to jargon.
Technical language that is used by a particular profession or group of people. It is not wrong to use jargon in documentation. For example, if a reference manual is designed for SQL programmers, then it is acceptable to use terms such as 'table', 'entity', '3rd Normal Form' and so on. However, it is not appropriate to use such terms for the average user of business software.
Specialized or technical language of a group or discipline.
The technical or specialized language used in a profession or other field of activity. Health care providers often use medical jargon when discussing STDs. We hope this Sexual Health Glossary will make your conversations with your provider more productive.
Lingo, tech speak, geek speak. This glossary is an attempt to explain the "jargon" in plain english.
technical terms used unnecessarily or in inappropriate places: e.g., peer-group interaction for friendship.
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
The specialised or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group.
Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary defines jargon as "a confused unintelligible language."
Language used in a certain profession or by a particular group of people. Jargon is usually technical or abbreviated and difficult for people not in the profession to understand.
vocalizations of young children that consist of several strings of consonants and vowels and may sound like speech, even though they are not true words. Real words may be mixed in with a child's jargon. This is a developmental stage.
Specialised technical language of a particular subject. Learn Direct - an on-line learning project managed by the University for Industry.
words or expressions used by a profession which other people find difficult to understand (legal jargon)
A technical term for, well, technical terms
any overly obscure, technical, or bureaucratic words that would not be used in everyday language
A word or term that is unique to a particular business or area of knowledge and not generally known to the public at large. In most cases, avoid the use of jargon.
A vocabulary common to a particular field of work or group of people. For example, the language used by doctors to discuss their work is different to the language used by lawyers to discuss their work.
Technical or specialised words used by a particular group of people but difficult for others to understand eg. inter-penetrating subsamples. Should be avoided as much as possible.
Specialised language concerned with a particular subject. The world of computing and the Internet is full of jargon.
the technical language of an occupation or group
Language that is used or understood only by a select group of people. Jargon may refer to terminology used in a certain profession, such as computer jargon, or it may refer to any nonsensical language that is not understood by most people. Literary examples of jargon are Francois Villon's Ballades en jargon, which is composed in the secret language of the coquillards, and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, narrated in the fiction al character s' language of "Nadsat."
technical terminology of a special activity or group. Also, selection of obscure and often pretentious language, indicated by the use of a large number of unnecessary words to express an idea needing fewer words.(empty)(empty)
is the special language of a certain group or profession, such as psychological jargon, legal jargon, or medical jargon. When jargon is excerpted from its proper subject area, it generally becomes confusing or meaningless, as in "I have a latency problem with my backhand" or "I hope we can interface tomorrow night after the dance." Levels of thought
confused, meaningless talk or writing; language that is not understood; the language of a particular group, profession, etc.
speech comprised largely of nonsense words
words used in a particular way by people in a particular field. For example, the word StickyKeys is jargon from the field of assistive technology/accessibility.
Language that is used by a particular group, profession, or culture, especially when the words and phrases are not understood [meaningless] or used by other people such as "typesetters' jargon"
The language, especially vocabulary of a particular trade, profession or group (e.g., trade jargon). Jargon is distinct from terminology in that it tends to be colourful, colloquial and visual. Its meaning is often confined to an occupational context and even to a locality. Often the meaning of the jargon is not understood outside the occupation. Examples of occupational jargon are "beans" a collier's term for small coals; "dolphins", a group of piles driven into harbors to serve as bumpers for vessels, and "ginnywink", an A-frame derrick with a fixed rear leg. The latter two examples of jargon are from the operating engineers' occupation.
Jargon is explained in this glossary
The technical language of a special field. Learning linguistic terms has been important to our course. Groups use specialized lexicon to communicate more directly or accurately, express group solidarity, and maintain status or oppositional identity..
Spoken language that has normal rate and rhythm but is full of nonsense words. [Click Here To Return To List
The sometimes incomprehensible language used to talk about specialized topics. If you need help with computer jargon, check out Jargon, by Robin Williams, a lighthearted and detailed trip through this industry.
The technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group
language known to a select group of people, typically terminology associated with a subject, profession, activity, &c.
Jargon is terminology, much like slang, that relates to a specific activity, profession, or group. It develops as a kind of shorthand, to express ideas that are frequently discussed between members of a group, and also to distinguish those belonging to a group from those who are not. This is sometimes called "guild" or "insider" jargon.