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Word: jargon

Definition: language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk


Sentences Containing 'jargon'

(Many members of this expedition spoke Chinook jargon.)
17 is the least random number, according to the Hackers' "Jargon File."
A competitor put up another halfway house nearby and the name "Sitkum", a Chinook Jargon word for "half", was selected for the place.
A customer, in the jargon of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), is an ‘actor.’ Event partitioning topics.
Accurate and just reasoning is the only catholic remedy, fitted for all persons and all dispositions; and is alone able to subvert that abstruse philosophy and metaphysical jargon, which, being mixed up with popular superstition, renders it in a manner impenetrable to careless reasoners, and gives it the air of science and wisdom.
All locations take their name from Chinook jargon for "strong water" and the term is common in maritime jargon for any set of strong rapids, particularly those at the mouth of inlets.
Delivery-only is sometimes called "west chapel service" in industry jargon.
Griffin's knowledge of military jargon and administrative writing style shows when fictional orders and dispatches are incorporated in his novels.
Here, therefore, is a proposition, which not only seems, in itself, simple and intelligible; but, if a proper use were made of it, might render every dispute equally intelligible, and banish all that jargon, which has so long taken possession of metaphysical reasonings, and drawn disgrace upon them.
His jargon and secretive behavior lead Principal Skinner to suspect Bart of dealing drugs.
In 1929 a resolution of the CPSU central committee called on the Komsomol to eliminate religious prejudices from its membership through mandatory "voluntary political education" (note: this is not a typo, "voluntary" did not mean allowing refusal to participate in Soviet legislative jargon).
In humanitarian jargon, a skeleton team is a small team from humanitarian organizations, who remain in the place where they work when other teams are evacuated.
In media industry jargon, development hell (or development limbo) is a state during which a film or other project remains in development without progressing to production.
In non-jargon English for the non-specialist, a corner solution is when the chooser is either unwilling or unable to make a tradeoff.
In the creolized form of Chinook Jargon spoken at the Grand Ronde Agency in Oregon, a distinction is made between "siwash" and "sawash".
Military jargon also includes "Jäger Dosenkohl" / "Haumichblau" (lit.
Most names derive from the Spanish word jerigonza, which can mean either jargon or gibberish.
Nathan Marcus Adler viewed Yiddish as a "jargon" that existed at the expense of both liturgical Hebrew and the English necessary for upward mobility, and his Orthodox Judaism "could not endure so much as a blessing given on stage, for such a blessing would be given "in vain"..."; further, he was afraid that the portrayals of Jews on stage would give aid and comfort to their enemies.
Otto Normalverbraucher is taken from bureaucratic jargon of post-World War II food rationing via the name of a 1948 film character (played by Gert Fröbe), while the name Lieschen Müller became popular in the year 1961 due to the movie Der Traum von Lieschen Müller.
People still call the belly and tail cuts by their special whalemeat names, and also, different parts of the body such as tongue have rather unique jargon names (see below).
Specialisation was accompanied by a rise in technical standards of argument and presentation and a tendency toward the use of learned jargon.
The accent in the latter is on the second syllable, resembling the French original, and is used in Grand Ronde Jargon meaning "anything native or Indian"; by contrast, they consider "siwash" to be defamatory.
The Chinook Jargon term for a native woman is "klootchman", an originally Nootka word adopted in regional English to mean a native woman, or (as in the Jargon), all women and also anything female.
The Chinook Jargon, the old trade language of the Pacific Northwest, uses "siwash" (an adaptation of the French "") for "Indian," "Native American," or "First Nations," either as adjective or noun.
The official also stated that North Koreans avoid anglicisms but use communist political jargon unfamiliar to South Koreans, while a North Korean often understands approximately 60% of a South Korean.
This motion was called the "nod", or "twang" in NASA jargon.
While the book is written in simple, jargon-free language, the authors also have included a detailed glossary to help readers navigate through the economics terminology.
XTALSOFT's name is a blend of "crystal software," where "crystal" is abbreviated with the letter X, a common jargon abbreviation in written English.
“It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.
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