from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A particular manner of speaking; idiom: legal parlance.
- n. Speech, especially a conversation or parley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A certain way of speaking, of using words, especially when it comes to those with a particular job or interest.
- n. Speech, discussion or debate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Speech; conversation; discourse; talk; language; manner of expression; conference.
- n. In common parlance, in the usual mode of speech; in ordinary language.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Erica - FYI - Opposition Research in campaign parlance is not research you conduct on your opponent, but rather research you do on yourself in an effort to glean what they will find out about you.
Narcissism, in psycho-therapeutic parlance, is a term used to indicate a superficial personality type with a hyper-inflated sense of self to compensate for a grievously wounded core.
He's the guy, in American parlance, who cracks heads, makes it happen, says Joel Rubin, deputy director of the National Security Network, a Washington, D.C., foreign policy think tank.
The Democrats are still true to their heritage of the party of local notables, or in American parlance of Bourbon Democrats and urban political machines.
“… The use of the word ‘regime’ in American political parlance is unacceptable, and someone should tell the walrus [Limbaugh] to stop using it.”
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Now Tiger #1 is, in American parlance, a key comic.
"McCain's Mixed Signals on Foreign Policy" (Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times) In today's parlance, is McCain a "realist" or "neocon"?
The definition of design, as used in ID parlance is not associated with intelligence at all, it is simply saying something that is not describable by simple stochastic processes or regularity are designed:
The definition of design, as used in ID parlance is not associated with intelligence at all, it is simply saying something that is not describable by simple stochastic processes or regularity are designed
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