We are subjected to all forms of ‘JARGON’ in our everyday lives. Pick up any new subject and you will face a barrage of terms you have never heard before. This specialized language of a group is referred to as ‘jargon’. The image shown above highlights the same concept.
Another use of the word ‘jargon’ is that it is used to describe meaningless talk.
Keep in mind that jargon is a term used for any language (whether in written or oral form) that is hard to understand.
The dictionary definitions for JARGON are as follows:
1. Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk. (noun)
2. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. (noun)
3. The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group. See Synonyms at dialect. (noun)
4. Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing, and vague meaning. (noun)
Masters Tip to remember JARGON:
Just imagine some people of some other plant. The language they would speak would be ‘Jargon’, the kind the of mumbo-jumbo stuff that would be beyond our understanding.
Usage Examples for JARGON:
1. While the jargon is all retro health and safety-education material, the culty fetishism is more J.G. Ballard than CPR. — Boing Boing: September 18, 2005 – September 24, 2005 Archives
2. They may wrap their writing in jargon and statistical mumbo jumbo, but the ideas themselves are not that hard to grasp (comparative advantage not withstanding!). — Lighthouses, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty