jargon


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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