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Word: parlance

Definition: language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance


Sentences Containing 'parlance'

(‘Caucasian,’ a term used by physical anthropologists at the time to also refer to people whose ancestry traced to the Indian subcontinent, was not used in common parlance to refer to white people.)
A bright orange "source" light was shone into the mirror creating the "ball" (or "meatball" in later USN parlance) which could be seen by the aviator who was about to land.
Before summarizing the evolution, a distinction should be made between the terminology used in the SCSI standard itself, as promulgated by the T10 committee of INCITS, and common parlance, as codified by the SCSI trade association, SCSITA.
Below is a sample of terms from Stonyhurst parlance.
In both a ketch and a yawl, the foremost mast is tallest, and thus the main mast, while the rear mast is shorter, and called the mizzen mast. The difference between a ketch and a yawl is that in a ketch, the mizzen mast is forward of the rudderpost (the axis of rotation for the rudder), while a yawl has its mizzen mast behind the rudderpost. In modern parlance, a brigantine is a vessel whose forward mast is rigged with square sails, while her after mast is rigged fore-and-aft. A brig is a vessel with two masts both rigged square.
In Chess parlance, during the period of record, four of the "Notable Games" in which he has won or drawn his matches are: In 2006, he drew the match against Borki Predojević; against Yang Shen in 2007 he won by 0–1; in the match against Andrei Volokitin in 2008 he recorded a win with a score of 0–1; and in the 2008 match against Sergey Vokarev he drew the match.
In common parlance the term "Birsköpfli" additionally includes the green meadows at the Rhine riverbanks in Birsfelden just east of the actual Birsköpfli.
In local mountaineering parlance in the western United States, a fourteener (or "14er") is a mountain peak that exceeds 14,000 feet (4267.2 meters) elevation.
In modern parlance a ship has been any large buoyant watercraft. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity.
In the parlance of model building, we say that U(1)Y is weakly gauged and this explicitly breaks SU(2)R. After the Higgs doublet acquires a nonzero vacuum expectation value, the (approximate) SU(2)L × SU(2)R symmetry is spontaneously broken to the (approximate) diagonal subgroup SU(2)V. This approximate symmetry is called the custodial symmetry.
JW feigns the appearance of a "Stekare" (in Swedish parlance, a lifestyle based on flaunting one's apparent wealth; a jetsetter), actually leading a double life driving taxi illegally to finance his expensive life on Stureplan.
Money wage in Soviet parlance was not the same as in Capitalist countries.
Technical Sergeant, commonly shortened to "Tech Sergeant" in a somewhat informal parlance, is the sixth enlisted rank (pay grade E-6) in the U.S. Air Force, just above staff sergeant and below master sergeant.
The term "praeses" remained in general use for provincial governors, and was still used in legal parlance to designate all classes of provincial governors collectively.
The term has many meanings and continues to evolve in scientific parlance.
When he told us of a man in a pew, of the change in the bride's manner, of so transparent a device for obtaining a note as the dropping of a bouquet, of her resort to her confidential maid, and of her very significant allusion to claim-jumping--which in miners' parlance means taking possession of that which another person has a prior claim to--the whole situation became absolutely clear.

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