noun: technical jargon
The manual for the computerprogram used so much technobabblethat I was completely lost.
“Flitting comfortably betweenhighbrow wit and gleeful crassness, Silicon Valley elicits more than its share of honest-to-goodness bellylaughs, whether or not you’re up on the latest technobabble.” — Portland(Maine) Press-Herald, April 5, 2015
Did you know?
Technobabble was formed by combining techno- (meaning“technical or technological“) withbabble (“continuous meaninglessvocal sounds“), and unsurprisinglysuggests language which soundshighly technical and is incomprehensible to the listener. Techno- as a combining form has given English speakers a number of interesting words, including but not limited to technocrat, technophile and technophobia, techno-thriller, technopreneur, and eventechnostructure (“the network of professionally skilled scientists, engineers, and administrators thattends to control the economy“). Techno- itself traces back to the same root word that gave us technology, namely the Greek wordtechnē, meaning “art, craft, or practical skill.”