Language or terminology peculiar to a specific field, profession, or group. SEE ALSO: paraphasia. [Fr. gibberish]

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jar·gon 'jär-gən, -.gän n
1) the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity, group, profession, or field of study <medical \jargon>
2) unintelligible, meaningless, or incoherent speech (as that associated with Wernicke's aphasia or some forms of schizophrenia)

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jar·gon (jahrґgən) 1. the technical or specialized language used in a profession or other field of activity. 2. incoherent speech, consisting either of neologisms or of actual words placed in an incoherent order. See also jargon aphasia, under aphasia.

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  • Jargon — Jargon …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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  • Jargon — Jar gon, n. [F. jargon, OF. also gargon, perh. akin to E. garrulous, or gargle.] 1. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish. A barbarous jargon. Macaulay. All jargon of the schools. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: an artificial idiom or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jargon — Jar gon (j[aum]r g[o^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jargoned} ( g[o^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jargoning}.] To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner. [1913 Webster] The noisy jay,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jargon — I (technical language) noun argot, cant, code, coined words, language of a particular profession, legalese, neologism, neology, private language, professional language, professional vocabulary, specialized language, specialized terminology,… …   Law dictionary

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