Terminology is vocabulary associated with a certain field of study, profession, or activity. Knowing the terminology is an important part of being able to work in a given profession.

When your nuclear physicists friends start talking shop and it suddenly sounds like they are speaking a different language, they are probably using nuclear physics terminology. Education terminology includes "rubric," "lesson plan," "pop quiz," "term paper," "student engagement." Medical terminology includes "blood work," "CVC," "scalpel," "set." Lawyers sometimes use legal terminology such "forthwith," "heretofore" and "the part of the first part" to intimidate people they might want to threaten to sue. It works.

Definitions of terminology
  1. noun
    a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
    “legal terminology
    synonyms: language, nomenclature
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    markup language
    a set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document
    toponomy, toponymy
    the nomenclature of regional anatomy
    SGML, standard generalized markup language
    (computer science) a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents; a set of rules for using whatever markup vocabulary is adopted
    HTML, hypertext mark-up language, hypertext markup language
    a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
    type of:
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
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