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a specialized set of terms and language used in a particular context and setting. It is especially common to find jargon in an industry, such as in law, medicine, academia, or an art or sport. People who are not a part of this industry or group may not be able to understand the jargon as the words are either obscure terms or have different definitions than the regular usage of the word.
Eg. he Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.
(1984 by George Orwell)
George Orwell created some interesting examples of ... in his dystopian novel 1984. In this quote from the novel, Orwell shows how the ... both obfuscates the real purpose of each ministry and how their abbreviations can further make them incomprehensible to regular people.
From Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird "All the spectators were as relaxed as Judge Taylor, except Jem. His mouth was twisted into a purposeful half-grin, and his eyes happy about, and he said something bout corroborating evidence, which made me sure he was showing off."
1. I need a script in order to pick up the medicine.
2. I need a nurse to room 12 stat.
3. Your objection is overruled.
4. We need to take data points to determine if there has been a response to the intervention.
5. The suspect is headed west on Route 10. All available units, respond.