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jargon    : [dʒ'ɑrgən]
Jargon \Jar"gon\, n. [E. jargon, It. jiargone; perh. fr. Pers.
zarg[=u]n gold-colored, fr. zar gold. Cf. {Zircon}.] (Min.)
A variety of zircon. See {Zircon}.
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Jargon \Jar"gon\, n. [F. jargon, OF. also gargon, perh. akin to
E. garrulous, or gargle.]
1. Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish. "A barbarous
jargon." --Macaulay. "All jargon of the schools." --Prior.
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2. Hence: an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language;
slang. Especially, an idiom with frequent use of informal
technical terms, such as acronyms, used by specialists.
"All jargon of the schools." --Prior.
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The jargon which serves the traffickers. --Johnson.
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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.
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The noisy jay,
Jargoning like a foreigner at his food. --Longfellow.
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Zircon \Zir"con\, n. [F., the same word as jargon. See {Jargon}
a variety of zircon.]
1. (Min.) A mineral consisting predominantly of zirconium
silicate ({Zr2SiO4}) 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}.
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2. an imitation gemstone made of {cubic zirconia}.
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{Zircon syenite}, a coarse-grained syenite containing zircon
crystals and often also elaeolite. It is largely developed
in Southern Norway.
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jargon
n 1: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [synonym: {slang},
{cant}, {jargon}, {lingo}, {argot}, {patois}, {vernacular}]
2: a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon [synonym:
{jargoon}, {jargon}]
3: specialized technical terminology characteristic of a
particular subject

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "jargon":
Aesopian language, Babel, Beach-la-mar, Greek, Kitchen Kaffir,
Oregon Jargon, Sabir, abracadabra, absurdity, amphigory, argot,
auxiliary language, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage,
bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bosh, bull, bunk, cackle,
cant, chatter, cipher, claptrap, code, colloquialize, crap, creole,
creole language, creolized language, cryptogram, dialect,
dictionary, double Dutch, double-talk, drivel, drool,
fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flummery, folderol, fudge,
fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, garble, gibber,
gibberish, gibble-gabble, gift of tongues, glossolalia,
gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, humbug, idiom, interlanguage,
jabber, jabberwocky, jargonize, jumble, koine, language, lexicon,
lingo, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, noise, nonsense,
pack of nonsense, palaver, parlance, patois, patter, phraseology,
pidgin, pidgin English, piffle, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole,
rigmarole, rodomontade, rot, rubbish, scatology, scramble,
secret language, skimble-skamble, slang, speak, speech,
stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, taboo language, talk,
talkee-talkee, trade language, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle,
twiddle-twaddle, use language, vaporing, vernacular, vocabulary,
vulgar language, waffling




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