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jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Simple Definition of jargon

  • : the language used for a particular activity or by a particular group of people

Full Definition of jargon

  1. 1 a :  confused unintelligible language b :  a strange, outlandish, or barbarous language or dialect c :  a hybrid language or dialect simplified in vocabulary and grammar and used for communication between peoples of different speech

  2. 2 :  the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group

  3. 3 :  obscure and often pretentious language marked by circumlocutions and long words

jar·gony play \-gə-nē, -ˌgä-nē\ adjective

Examples of jargon

  1. medical jargon that the layman cannot understand

  2. an academic essay filled with jargon



Origin of jargon

Middle English, from Anglo-French jargun, gargon


First Known Use: 14th century

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jargon

verb jar·gon

Definition of jargon

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  twitter, warble

  3. 2 :  jargonize



Examples of jargon

  1. <the birds who began jargoning to greet the dawn>



14th Century

First Known Use of jargon

14th century

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JARGON Defined for Kids

jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Definition of jargon

  1. 1 :  the special vocabulary of an activity or group <sports jargon>

  2. 2 :  language that is not clear and is full of long words




Medical Dictionary

jargon

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noun jar·gon \ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\

Medical Definition of jargon

  1. 1:  the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity, group, profession, or field of study <medical jargon>

  2. 2:  unintelligible, meaningless, or incoherent speech (as that associated with Wernicke's aphasia or some forms of schizophrenia)




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