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jargon

The specialized spoken language of an industry or profession. The high-tech world is naturally loaded with jargon. Contrast with "slang," which refers to words used as alternates to other words or that are used in certain venues only. See syntax.



syntax

The rules governing the structure of a programming language. It specifies how words and symbols are put together to form statements and expressions. See syntactic sugar, statement, expression and syntax error.



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