term of art


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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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Sentencing Commission has made the word "effective" a legal term of art for compliance plans.
Macy) is in the jargon business when he explains a vocabulary choice as "a term of art." In Mametian terms, John is corrupt.