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"jargon" in British English

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jargonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒɑː.ɡən/ us /ˈdʒɑːr.ɡən/ usually disapproving

C1 special words and phrases that are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work:

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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 particular groups of people, esp. in their work, that are not generally understood:

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 /ˈdʒɑːɡən/ us

language used by a particular group of people, especially in their work, and which most other people do not understand:

(Definition of “jargon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)