technical term

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technical term (plural technical terms)

  1. A word that has a specific meaning within a specific field of expertise.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 4, in Well Tackled![1]:
      Technical terms like ferrite, perlite, graphite, and hardenite were bandied to and fro, and when Paget glibly brought out such a rare exotic as ferro-molybdenum, Benson forgot that he was a master ship-builder, []
    Synonym: term of art

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