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jalon

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Adjective

jalon

  1. Genitive singular form of jalo.

French

Etymology

1613, jallon, in an unknown sense; 1690 in gardening; uncertain origin, maybe from jalir, ancient form of jaillir.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʒa.lɔ/̃

Noun

jalon m. (plural jalons)

  1. A pole marking the border of a field or a road.
    Planter des jalons de distance en distance.
    To plant poles from distance to distance.
    Marquer l’alignement d’un terrain avec des jalons.
    Mark the border of a terrain with poles.
  2. (figuratively) An idea serving to indicate a direction in a study, a work, etc.
    Ces données vous serviront de jalons pour votre investigation.
    These facts will serve you as a direction for your investigation.

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