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Consists of two types of words. (a) Technical words and phrases that are peculiar to a particular occupation. These develop because everyday language does not contain appropriate words to describe the activities and processes. (b) Occupational argot (slang) that develops amongst the occupational group. This has the important social function of creating social cohesion amongst those within the occupational group, and distancing them from those outside the occupation (who obviously would not understand the argot). Both forms of occupational language are often labelled as ‘jargon’ by outsiders. Jargon is frequently condemned as being inaccessible, incomprehensible, and even elitist—but that is the point of it. All forms of work have their own jargon. This dictionary is concerned with explaining much of the management jargon.

(a) Technical words and phrases that are peculiar to a particular occupation. These develop because everyday language does not contain appropriate words to describe the activities and processes. (b) Occupational argot (slang) that develops amongst the occupational group.

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