computerese

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computer +‎ -ese

Noun[edit]

computerese (uncountable)

  1. (informal, dated) The jargon associated with computers.
    • 1997, Jerry Joyce, Microsoft Word 97 At a Glance, Microsoft Press, page 1:
      No Computerese!¶ Let's face it–when there's a task you don't know how to do but you need to get it done in a hurry, or when you're stuck in the middle of a task and can't figure out what to do next, there's nothing more frustrating than having to read page after page of technical background material.

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