Example sentences for: jargon

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  • In corporate staff meetings, the Wall Street Journal reports, employees everywhere pursue a game called Buzzword Bingo, in which players score by quietly taking note whenever a jargon term ("proactive," "incent," "interface") is wielded by their bosses.

  • Real time in jargon applies to doing something without time for planning or previous thought, as in the minutes before a presentation (or indeed during it), creating a display to replace the key prop someone forgot.

  • over-determined A misleading term in psychoanalytic jargon used to describe a condition with many causes (thus, “multi-determined” would be better).

  • Fashion now seems like a club with a private jargon that leaves no room for the play of sensitive literary exposition.

  • [NOTE: In this article, I have consulted The Computer Glossary: the Complete Illustrated Desk Reference, by Alan Freedman, (American Management Association, 6th ed., 1993), and computer dictionaries: Jargon: An Informal Dictionary of Computer Terms, by Robin Williams (Peachpit Press, 1993); Prentice Hall's Illustrated Dictionary of Computing, by Jonar C. Nader (Prentice Hall, 1992); and Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms, by Donald Spencer (Prentice Hall, 1992).]


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