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jargon


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jargon  \Jar"gon\,  n.  [F.  jargon,  OF  also  gargon,  perh.  akin  to 
  E.  garrulous,  or  gargle.] 
  Confused,  unintelligible  language;  gibberish;  hence  an 
  artificial  idiom  or  dialect;  cant  language;  slang.  ``A 
  barbarous  jargon.''  --Macaulay.  ``All  jargon  of  the 
  schools.''  --Prior. 
 
  The  jargon  which  serves  the  traffickers.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jargon  \Jar"gon\  (j[aum]r"g[o^]n),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Jargoned}  (-g[o^]nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Jargoning}.] 
  To  utter  jargon;  to  emit  confused  or  unintelligible  sounds; 
  to  talk  unintelligibly,  or  in  a  harsh  and  noisy  manner. 
 
  The  noisy  jay,  Jargoning  like  a  foreigner  at  his  food. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jargon  \Jar"gon\,  n.  [E.  jargon,  It  jiargone  perh.  fr  Pers. 
  zarg?n  gold-colored,  fr  zar  gold.  Cf  {Zircon}.]  (Min.) 
  A  variety  of  zircon.  See  {Zircon}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zircon  \Zir"con\,  n.  [F.,  the  same  word  as  jargon.  See  {Jargon} 
  a  variety  of  zircon.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  occurring  in  tetragonal  crystals,  usually  of  a 
  brown  or  gray  color.  It  consists  of  silica  and  zirconia.  A 
  red  variety,  used  as  a  gem,  is  called  {hyacinth}.  Colorless, 
  pale-yellow  or  smoky-brown  varieties  from  Ceylon  are  called 
  {jargon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jargon 
  n  1:  a  characteristic  language  of  a  particular  group  (as  among 
  thieves);  "they  don't  speak  our  lingo"  [syn:  {cant},  {slang}, 
  {lingo},  {argot},  {patois},  {vernacular}] 
  2:  a  colorless  (or  pale  yellow  or  smoky)  variety  of  zircon 
  [syn:  {jargoon}] 
  3:  specialized  technical  terminology  characteristic  of  a 
  particular  subject 




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