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jargon

n.

1. specialized words and forms of language used within a particular profession or field of activity. Although jargon is often unavoidable when dealing with technical or specialist subjects, inappropriate or unnecessary use can alienate outsiders, who find it unintelligible.

2. in prelinguistic children, babbling that sounds like plausible speech but is incomprehensible.

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set zone

set zone

the range of values for a variable that a feedback system is to maintain. See also critical range.