Jargon vs Medspeak - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jargon and medspeak

is that jargon is jargon while medspeak is the jargon used by the medical community.

jargon

English

Etymology 1

(etyl)

Noun

  • (uncountable) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
  • (countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
  • * 2014 , Ian Hodder, Archaeological Theory Today
  • In fact all the competing theories have developed their own specialized jargons and have a tendency to be difficult to penetrate.
  • (uncountable) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
  • * Macaulay
  • A barbarous jargon .
    Synonyms
    * (language characteristic of a group) argot, cant, intalk * vernacular
    Derived terms
    * jargonaut * jargoneer * jargonist * jargonistic * jargonization * jargonize

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds.
  • * Longfellow
  • The noisy jay, / Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl) giargone, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * jargoon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A variety of zircon
  • medspeak

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The jargon used by the medical community.