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jargon aphasia

1. a form of fluent aphasia in which speech is completely meaningless to the listener, whether by violating the rules of syntax and grammar, using the wrong content words (e.g., nouns and verbs), using distorted or invented words (neologistic jargon), or overusing imprecise words (e.g., it, thing) or grammatical words such as articles and prepositions.

2. see word salad.

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June 18th 2024

upper hinge

upper hinge

the point in a distribution of values above which lie one fourth of the data and below which lie the other three fourths of the data. It is equivalent to the third quartile. Compare lower hinge.