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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: terminus 'word, term' (from Latin; TERM1) + English -ology

terminology

noun
     
ter‧mi‧nol‧o‧gy plural terminologies [uncountable and countable]
the technical words or expressions that are used in a particular subject:
computer terminology
terminological adjective
WORD FOCUS: language WORD FOCUS: language
dialect the form of a language that is spoken in a particular area
slang
informal words used by people who belong to a particular group, for example young people, criminals etc
jargon
words used by people who do a particular job or are interested in a particular subject, which ordinary people cannot easily understand
terminology
words used in a particular subject such as science or medicine
journalese
language often used in newspapers
legalese
disapproving language used by lawyers or in legal documents, which is difficult for ordinary people to understand


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