Jargon is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of jargon, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
EXAMPLES - Jargon in a Sentence
- The lower orders in this city speak a jargon called (source)
- They speak a jargon of their own with a peculiar accent. (source)
- In the Nigerian jargon, that is called "see me, see you". (source)
- The pea - fants fpeak a jargon unintelligible even to - the French., (source)
- More legal speak from Mr. Cushing, more jargon from the viewer table. (source)
- Business jargon is so non-sensical that it barely qualifies as language. (source)
- Did he use to talk the extraordinary slang and jargon which is printed in this book? (source)
- The natives of this quarter speak a jargon of Cree and Sauteux, which sounds very harshly. (source)
- This new lexicon of jargon is actually meaningful, but only to a select few who understand it! (source)
- The deficits, the multipliers, all of the jargon is cover for their fear of being proven irrevocably wrong. (source)
- Shakugan no Shana raw without help was because of the jargon, which is explained in slightly more detail here. (source)
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or any kind of jargon if you can think of an English equivalent. (source)
- While the jargon is all retro health and safety-education material, the culty fetishism is more J.G. Ballard than CPR. (source)
- BROOKS: Buried in the dense technical jargon is a simple question: is the $2 billion project a good deal for the state? (source)
- It is expressed again in legal jargon, that is to say, with a too obvious display of the aim, and with a very naive eagerness. (source)
- For their part, parents say they don't like when teachers spend conferences speaking in jargon, or trying to prove they're good at their jobs. (source)
- Hover over a highlighted word on a page and the reader can get definitions for complicated jargon, meaning they're going to be better informed about the subject. (source)
- Not "jargon" -- slang. heavy (1) Slang from the HIPPIE and youth culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s for serious, important, or meaningful, e.g. a heavy date. (source)
- As mentioned the jargon is a major point of the film, each character speaks so technically, like it is commonplace, and exposition runs rampant, normally a part of the film (source)
- Their scientific culture, buried in Latin jargon, is made up partly of antique traditions, partly of fancies; what the ten centuries added to positive science is almost _nil_. (source)
- His opposition to Eugenics (to adopt the word introduced by Galton, which Wallace called jargon) sprang from his idealism and his love of the people, as well as from his scientific knowledge. (source)
- We particularly like the (repeated) use of the somewhat slang jargon "marketeer" in the filing of a formal application, as it foreshadows the Mickey Mouse nature of the entire debacle quite nicely. (source)
- Policemen speaking their minds and deviating from the official jargon is the same as denying christ in the middle ages. you just dont do it. i dont know of anyone who has and has come out of it unscathed. (source)
- By dint of striving after a mode of parlance different from the vulgar, they will arrive at a sort of aristocratic jargon, which is hardly less remote from pure language than is the coarse dialect of the people. (source)
- And I think one of the ways he failed is that he's fallen into Washington jargon, which is surprising, because he did have this wonderful -- I'm from Texas -- this wonderful way of talking like a real person, a Texan. (source)
- This instant pop culture differs radically from the life styles of the parents and ancestors of the new people, and it expresses itself in a hermetic jargon, which is a badge of revolution as surely as the jeans and the hair-styles. (source)
- My objection is not so much to behavioral economics per se, whose devotees have produced insights that are banal, trivial, or wrong (though couched in jargon intended to make them seem more impressive and precise than they really are). (source)
- I nov;, for the first time, heard the common people sneak intelligible German, for throughout Bavaria, Suabb, and Austria, they speak a jargon, which a man, who has learned the language of a language. master, has the utmost difficulty to understand. (source)
- If they contemplate such an event with complacency, let them go on and prosper; they have only to progress in their present course, and their grandchildren bid fair to speak a jargon as novel and peculiar as the most patriotic American linguist can desire. (source)
- Chok-foo took the destruction of his pipe and the rough collaring that followed in good part, protesting, in an extraordinary jargon, which is styled Pidgin-English, that he had only meant to have a "Very littee smokee," not being able, just then, to resist the temptation. (source)
- However odious Williams's politics might have been (he died in 1988), he at least had the wit, when defining "jargon," to note that "it is ... in relation to an opposing intellectual position such as Marxism that some of the most regular dismissive uses of 'jargon' are now found. '" (source)
- This was done by substituting one consonant and one vowel for each figure of the ten cyphers used in arithmetic, and by composing words of these letters; which words Mr. Grey makes into hexameter verses, and produces an audible jargon, which is to be committed to memory, and occasionally analysed into numbers when required. (source)
- Starting with the simply weird, consider the notion that: "The system also hamstrings younger untenured professors, making them fearful of taking intellectual risks and causing them to write in jargon aimed only at those in their narrow subdiscipline: Thus in economics, people have" utility functions "instead of needs and wants." (source)
- As it happens, Mr. Burgett, a professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, and Mr. Hendler, who teaches English and American Studies at Fordham University in New York, have foregone providing their own analysis of "jargon," possibly because the book itself amounts to a 288-page definition of the word. (source)
- I think they basically exist to -- and this is just my opinion, but I think they basically exist as sort of a perk for -- for women who, you know, who have been slogging away in public service, civic service for a long time and this gives them a chance to go to military bases and throw around that military jargon, which is always very sexy to throw around. (source)
- Let them darken by tedious definitions what is too plain to need any; or let them employ their vocabulary of barbarous terms to propagate an unintelligible jargon, which is supposed to express such abstractions as they cannot make, and according to which, however, they presume often to control the particular and most evident truths of experimental knowledge. (source)
- "Take a glass of wine, Sir Arthur, and drink down that bead-roll of unbaptized jargon, that would choke the devil -- why, that last fellow has the only intelligible name you have repeated -- they are all of the tribe of Macfungus -- mushroom monarchs every one of them; sprung up from the fumes of conceit, folly, and falsehood, fermenting in the brains of some mad Highland seannachie." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "jargon" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 41 synonyms for jargon.
abracadabra, argot, balderdash, banality, bombast, bunk, buzzwords, cant, colloquialism, commonplace term, doublespeak, drivel, fustian, gibberish, hackneyed term, idiom, insipidity, lexicon, lingo, mumbo jumbo, neologism, newspeak, nonsense, overused term, palaver, parlance, patois, patter, rigmarole, shoptalk, slang, slanguage, speech, stale language, street talk, tongue, trite language, twaddle, usage, vernacular, vocabulary
We have 4 antonyms for jargon.
quiet, sense, silence, standard
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jargon from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
- (noun) A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin.
- (noun) The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group. See Synonyms at dialect.
- (noun) Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing, and vague meaning.
- (verb-intransitive) To speak in or use jargon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
- (noun) Language characteristic of a particular group.
- (noun) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
- (noun) A variety of zircon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish.
- (noun) an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
- (verb-intransitive) To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
- (noun) A variety of zircon. See zircon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Confused, unintelligible talk; irregular, formless speech or language; gabble; gibberish; babble.
- (noun) Specifically A barbarous mixed speech, without literary monuments; a rude language resulting from the mixture of two or more discordant languages, especially of a cultivated language with a barbarous one: as, the Chinook jargon; the jargon called Pidgin-English.
- (noun) Any phraseology peculiar to a sect, profession, trade, art, or science; professional slang or cant.
- (noun) Synonyms Chatter, Babble, etc. See prattle, n.
- (None) To utter unintelligible sounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
- (noun) specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
- (noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)