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term of art

Medtalk A word or phrase with a precise definition in a particular field or specialty–eg, 'ugly' in oncology, 'satellite' in molecular biology or 'significant' in statistics
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It is well known that a 'health' exception is a legal term of art that means any abortion a woman elects to have.
Cycle time" is a term of art in the ECM industry, referring to the time it takes to process an incoming document.
Macy) is in the jargon business when he explains a vocabulary choice as "a term of art.