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"jargon" in British English

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jargonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈdʒɑː.ɡən/  us   /ˈdʒɑːr-/ usually disapproving
C1 special words and ​phrases that are used by ​particulargroups of ​people, ​especially in ​theirwork: military/​legal/​computer jargon
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(Definition of jargon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jargon" in American English

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jargonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈdʒɑr·ɡən/
words and ​phrases used by ​particulargroups of ​people, esp. in ​theirwork, that are not ​generallyunderstood: technical jargon legal/​computer jargon
(Definition of jargon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jargon" in Business English

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jargonnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈdʒɑːɡən/
language used by a particular ​group of ​people, especially in their ​work, and which most other ​people do not understand: business/​legal/​economic jargon
(Definition of jargon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jargon”
in Korean 용어…
in Arabic لُغة اصطِلاحِيّة, رطانة…
in Malaysian jargon…
in French jargon…
in Russian жаргон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行話,行業術語…
in Italian gergo, linguaggio…
in Turkish meslekî sözcük dağarcığı, teknik terimler içeren özel dil…
in Polish żargon…
in Spanish jerga…
in Vietnamese biệt ngữ, tiếng lóng…
in Portuguese jargão…
in Thai ภาษาเฉพาะกลุ่ม…
in German der Jargon…
in Catalan argot…
in Japanese 業界用語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行话,行业术语…
in Indonesian istilah khusus…
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