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Technical jargon: "The playwright can send up the garbled technobabble of modern bureaucracy as expertly as anyone" (Peter Marks).


(ˈtɛk noʊˌbæb əl)
incomprehensible technical language or jargon.
[1980–85; patterned on psychobabble]


The excessive use of Internet jargon and high technology terminology, especially when used to intimidate inexperienced computer users.
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Noun1.technobabble - technical jargon from computing and other high-tech subjects
jargon - specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject


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Strip away the technobabble about better algorithms, more transparency and commitment to truth, and Silicon Valley's "fixes" dodge a simple fact; its technologies are not designed to sort truth from falsehood, check accuracy, or correct mistakes.
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