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    Pleas, could some one interpret me this "buzz word". I found it in a sentense like this (Education, as any field abundant in two words "buzz words").

    thanks for help
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    A fashionable word, normally jargon, that is being used. In the UK, everyone is talking about 'choice' in education- it's a buzz word. It doesn't actually mean that much, but every policy includes it, but 'customers' and 'stakeholders' must have 'choice' and courses must be 'delivered', etc.

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    Thak you so much for your quick answer, but i think that it may mean another thing in that context. Here is the exact sentence, so it might be easy to help me.

    Education, like many fields, is abundant in "buzz words." Two such words are "learning disabilities (LD)." The combination of these two words forms a term that was originally coined by Dr. Samuel Kirk in 1963.

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    No, it's the same idea- education is full of such terms. That term has generally been replaced with terms like 'special needs'. With buzz words, you need to be up-to-date to show that you know the current thinking- they change like slang does.

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    I got it, thanks a lot. However, would you like to put it in a full sentence to make it fully clear.
    Thank you in advance.

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    A buzz word is a word, or phrase, used in a professional or similar context, with the aim primarily of showing the speaker's up-to-date knowledge.

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