Jargon file



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The on-line hacker Jargon File maintained by Eric S. Raymond. A large collection of definitions of computing terms, including much wit, wisdom, and history.
Many definitions in this dictionary are from v3.0.0 of 1993-07-27.
Latest version: 4.4.2 (2003-05-22), as of 2003-06-09.
Jargon File Home (http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/).
See also Yellow Book, Jargon.
(2003-06-09)

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    [jahr-guh n, -gon] /ˈdʒɑr gən, -gɒn/ noun 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon. 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish. 3. any talk or writing that one does not understand. 4. . 5. language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted […]

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    [jahr-guh n, -gon] /ˈdʒɑr gən, -gɒn/ noun 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon. 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish. 3. any talk or writing that one does not understand. 4. . 5. language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted […]



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    [jahr-guh-nahyz] /ˈdʒɑr gəˌnaɪz/ verb (used without object), jargonized, jargonizing. 1. to talk or a jargon. verb (used with object), jargonized, jargonizing. 2. to translate into jargon. /ˈdʒɑːɡəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to translate into jargon 2. (intransitive) to talk in jargon

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    [jahr-guh n, -gon] /ˈdʒɑr gən, -gɒn/ noun 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon. 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish. 3. any talk or writing that one does not understand. 4. . 5. language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted […]



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