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buzz word

1. A word or phrase that has gained recent popularity, especially among a particular group of people or within a specific context. "Synergy" is a buzz word used to describe the concept of multiple organizations working together towards a common goal.
2. A popular word or phrase that is used so often that it loses its impact or meaning. The boss used so many corporate buzz words in our morning meeting that I'm not even sure I understand what he was trying to say. Harry lost his audience's attention when he started using buzz words during his presentation, which began to seem dull and unoriginal.
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A related problem is that buzzwords or catchphrases can marginalize what's important.
Replace buzzwords with more meaningful words and phrases and details of your expertise and experience.
Buzzword had a busy first season when in the care of Saeed Bin Suroor, running eight times between the end of June and early November.
Zazou looked like taking the prize for trainer Mario Hofer but he could not hold Buzzword, who proved the stronger in the closing stages.
And yet, for all the wealth of information and discourse on democracy, for all the structures it must erect to be truly viable, the buzzword disease has taken hold and almost no one, from layman to student to politician, can say or hear the word without the mind's eye turning to a single sort of image: a voter submitting a ballot, his or her hopes and dreams writ large upon that folded piece of paper, given form by the box it slides into.
Al Zarooni believes Buzzword is worth another chance at a mile and a half.
Frankie Dettori and Buzzword were the hot favourites for the Solario Stakes on the track's big charity day, but Shakespearean refused to give anything away.
Richard Hills set the pace tracked closely by Hayley Turner on Prompter with Buzzword (5-4) on the rails.
Their juveniles are running well, a point proven by Buzzword at Windsor on Monday; he was backed as if defeat was out of the question and so it proved.
From the March issue: Six months ago, "luxury" was the all-encompassing buzzword of Manhattan real estate.
THIS week's buzzword dreamed up by the government is "fuel poverty", defined as a household where more than 10 per cent of the income is spent on fuel.
Walston's website received more than 2,000 nominations for buzzwords and it has also become a popular feature on the Internet with nearly 10,000 folks receiving BuzzWhack's daily e-mail, Buzzword of the Day.
THE buzzword du jour in Los Angeles City Hall seems to be ``condo conversions.
Please e-mail your buzzword to Paul Bergeron, NAA's Director of Communications, at paul@naahq.
It is imperative that our industry define middleware, or rename it, before its significant benefits are lost in the buzzword world.