There are 2 definitions of jargon in English:

jargon1

Line breaks: jar¦gon
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɑːg(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

jargonistic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪstɪk/
adjective
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  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English (originally in the sense 'twittering, chattering', later 'gibberish'): from Old French jargoun, of unknown origin. The main sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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There are 2 definitions of jargon in English:

jargon2

Line breaks: jar¦gon
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɑːg(ə)n
 
/
(also jargoon /dʒɑːˈguːn/)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A translucent, colourless, or smoky gem variety of zircon.
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, from Italian giargone; probably ultimately related to zircon.

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