- transf. The phraseology or idiom of a particular profession, trade, etc.
I understand that the word 'vernacular' pertains to people of specific
country or region but can it apply to 'communities' beyond that, like
specialty fields, such as 'the vernacular of psychology', for example?
Yes, the vernacular of psychology is correct. Many professions and trades can have their own vernaculars.
The consequences of declining DNR and electing CPR when breathing and
pulse stop — “coding,” in I.C.U. vernacular — were also made clear.
New York Times Aug 6, 2012
These ripples, known as gravitational waves, would manifest as
corkscrew patterns in the direction of polarization of the cosmic
microwaves — “B-modes,” in the physics vernacular. New York Times Jun
We help government leaders understand the vernacular of disaster
recovery including common funding sources and challenges. SalonSep 14,