Technical verbiage that is nonsense or, at best, difficult to understand. Often used in science fiction plot points. Origin: science fiction fandom. Example: "If we can bounce a graviton particle beam off of the main deflector dish, we should be able to break free of the cosmic ribbon's hold."
That technobabble makes no sense.
Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Bob L. from Nashville, TN, USA
on Jan 20 2003.
Definitions include: Term coined by Princeton professor Robert George, speaking rhetorically about how conscientious objectors to same-sex marriage can expect to be stigmatized as part of the "Bob Jonesification of dissenters".