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geekspeak

Syllabification: geek·speak
Pronunciation: /ˈɡēkspēk
 
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Definition of geekspeak in English:

noun

informal
Technical jargon regarded as characteristic of that used by computer enthusiasts: Littman does a good job of translating acronym-laden geekspeak into English
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  • The script, with its constant acknowledgment of such arcana as Logan's Run and The X-Men, could be seen as a work written entirely in a language I call "geekspeak."
  • But it's also one of his characteristics, to lace his narrative with anachronistic linguistic style—what the Guardian described as 'marrying geekspeak with riotous action'.
  • By the way, scientific notation is a geekspeak way of writing a floating-point number in a compact way.

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