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Jargon and Technical Terms . Mr. Lerchenfeldt . Jargon is language specifically used in a particular field, profession, or group. When you work in a particular field, you will have advanced knowledge about the subject. . You will know the definitions of words commonly used in that field.

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Jargon is language specifically used in a particular field, profession, or group.

  • When you work in a particular field, you will have advanced knowledge about the subject.
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You will know the definitions of words commonly used in that field.

  • People who are not familiar with the field may have a hard time understanding the jargon.
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They will have to use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

  • Jargon is used in virtually every field, profession, or group.
some classifications of jargon include
Some classifications of jargon include:
  • computers/technical
  • medical
  • legal
  • sports
  • meteorology
  • business
  • naval/army
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You already know the definitions to some jargon just from reading, watching TV, and noticing things in the real world.

  • Courtroom shows on TV use words like "plaintiff," "defendant," "countersuit," and "testimony."
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You are hearing legal jargon and learning what each word means by context clues.

  • You should know some jargon from different fields just by using your knowledge of the real world.
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Next are some examples of jargon and technical words that you should know. Think about the definition of each word.

  • Where have you heard these words used before? If you are not sure about a definition, look it up in the dictionary.
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Computers: interface, USB, memory, right click

  • Meteorology: jet stream, advisory, UV index, scattered showers
  • Business: support, bottom line, merger, contracting
  • Naval/Army: fleet, sonar, intelligence, brigade
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