jargon jargon  /ˈdʒɑr ɡən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
  2. (n) a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
  3. (n) specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

Usage(s):

  1. Physicians have long used medical jargon to impress gullible laymen.
  2. From Naked Shorts to TED Spreads, a quick primer on the jargon that has emerged from this recent financial crisis.
  3. And many a literate scientist admits to being all but stupefied by their jargon-filled contents.

News

  1. Why Good Enough Is Good Enough

    Users don't want to go through training, read a manual, or figure out your jargon. They want to get going. I recently spent some time with the very talented and thoughtful team at Pathful. They are developing analytical tools to help non-technical website owners determine which parts of their sites are effective (driving engagement, conversion and ultimately sales) and which parts of the site ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. Containment Berms vs Duck Ponds: Four Tips on Choosing the Right Spill Containment Product by AIRE Industrial

    Some odd industry jargon just sticks. The term duck ponds has recently become a moniker for containment berms, though the two terms are not always interchangeable. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/June19/2013/prweb10846380.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. A Simple Look at Gold’s ‘Technicals’

    We’ll shun jargon today and make it as simple as we can for bulls who have patiently stood by gold since it began its long dirge nearly two years ago.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

Quotes

  1. "I have to memorize that jargon," Stafford said. "Pinch-hit, go-ahead single."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Michelle Stafford Source: SportingNews.com

  2. Mr Balls said: "We want everyone in society to have access to, and use, financial services with confidence. Financial decisions are difficult. Financial products are complicated and there is too much jargon. This puts people off, or they can end up...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Ed Balls Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The jargon is that it is a global war on terrorism," says Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism czar to Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush. "That is very misleading. If you do not understand what the problem is, then your...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Richard A Clarke Source: San Jose Mercury News

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