word of art

term of art

noun
a word or phrase that has a specific or precise meaning within a given discipline or field and might have a different meaning in common usage: Set is a term of art used by mathematicians, and burden of proof is a term of art used by lawyers.
Also called word of art.
See also art1 ( def 9 ).
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