1Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand: legal jargon
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- This is the essential function of a cliché, and of cant and jargon; to neutralise expression and ‘vanish memory’.
- Jargon is a kind of SHORTHAND that makes long explanations unnecessary.
- In fact ask any management specialist, from any sector, to exclude every word of jargon from a conversation, and there is likely to be silence.
late Middle English (originally in the sense 'twittering, chattering', later 'gibberish'): from Old French jargoun, of unknown origin. The main modern sense dates from the mid 17th century.
- Example sentences
- The man who helped to change the face of literary studies despised what he calls here ‘jaw-shattering jargonistic postmodernism’, and gave up reading cultural theory years earlier.
- Obscure and jargonistic text is not informative.
- In the end, they resort to jargonistic platforms and abstract slogans about democracy that are unappealing to the public.
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- Is it any wonder that science is full of dull writing and that the public's perception of science is that of a bunch of boring egomaniacs jargonizing endlessly about trivialities?
- For Tinterow, avant-garde assumptions formed no pattern and operated with none of the logic that Pierre Bourdieu has brought out in The Field of Cultural Production, my internal referencing of which led to an accusation of jargonizing.
- Furthermore, you are not going to find in this course any arcane, dry, jargonized explanations.
(also jargoon /järˈɡo͞on/)
A translucent, colorless, or smoky gem variety of zircon.
- In India today the jargoon is sold as a stone which protects the wearer from poison and evil spirits.
- The zircon, hyacinth, jacinth, or jargoon belong to the tetragonal system of crystallization.
- He is presented with a belt whose clasp is ornamented with jargoon, a kind of yellowish stone.