verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM jargonjar·gon·y, jar·gon·is·tic, adjectivejar·gon·ist, jar·gon·eer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for jargon
Above all, she felt, there was a more pressing need for it than ever before, with jargon steadily taking over the world.
This piece of jargon is pretty common on mainstream movie sets: “director of photography,” or head cinematographer.Six Words That Mean Something VERY Different to Porn Stars|Aurora Snow|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Next up, in the Mother of All Disasters trifecta, another deadly piece of jargon: liquefaction.
Elections make sense; central-bank announcements replete with jargon, arcane policies, and acronyms do not stir souls.Mario Draghi May Become the Man Who Saved Europe—and the World|Zachary Karabell|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Koon: Buffed out is jargon that I have come to associate with very muscular.L.A. Riots Anniversary: Stacey Koon’s Disturbing Testimony|Christine Pelisek|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This language, or jargon, known as Shelta, has been the subject of much learned writing.The Gypsy's Parson|George Hall
Fear of death is, in brief, part of the jargon of priestcraft.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
The stern and simple trapper loved the sound of the waters better than the jargon of the French of the old country.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
I had been here long enough to understand most of their jargon.The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island|Roger Thompson Finlay
If your language be jargon, your intellect, if not your whole character, will almost certainly correspond.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
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British Dictionary definitions for jargon (2 of 2)
Word Origin for jargon
Cultural definitions for jargon
A special language belonging exclusively to a group, often a profession. Engineers, lawyers, doctors, tax analysts, and the like all use jargon to exchange complex information efficiently. Jargon is often unintelligible to those outside the group that uses it. For example, here is a passage from a computer manual with the jargon italicized: “The RZ887-x current loop interface allows the computer to use a centronics blocked duplex protocol.” (See slang.)