Definitions for termtɜrm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a word or group of words designating something, esp. in a particular field: the term atom
any word or group of words considered as a member of a construction or utterance.
the time or period through which something lasts.
a period of time to which limits have been set:
a one-year term of office.
one of two or more divisions of a school year.
an appointed or set time or date, as for the payment of rent, interest, etc.
terms, conditions with regard to payment, price, rates, etc.: conditions or stipulations limiting what is proposed to be granted or done: footing or standing; relations:
the terms of a treaty.
on good terms with someone.
each of the members of which a mathematical expression, a series of quantities, or the like, is composed.
(in logic) the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition. the word or expression denoting such a subject or predicate.
Law. an estate, property, etc., to be enjoyed for a specified period. the duration of such a period. the period when a court is in session.
completion of pregnancy.
(v.t.)to apply a particular term or name to; designate.
Idioms for term:
bring to terms,to force to agree to stated demands or conditions.
come to terms, to reach an agreement.
in terms of,with regard to; concerning.
Origin of term:
1175–1225; ME terme < OF < L terminus boundary, limit, end; akin to Gk térmōn limit
a word or expression used for some particular thing
"he learned many medical terms"
a limited period of time
"a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
"the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"
any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
"the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
"the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
term, full term(noun)
the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
"a healthy baby born at full term"
terminus, terminal figure, term(verb)
(architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome
name formally or designate with a term
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a word or phrase for sth
a technical term; Try to express yourself in terms that everyone understands.
a period sb spends doing a job
Senators have a 6-year term.
a period sb must spend in jail
a 3-year term
one part of the year for students
We have a new teacher this term.
indicates the distant/near future
It seems difficult, but in the long term it'll be better for the whole family.
limitation, restriction or regulation.
terms and conditions
word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
Relations among people.
We are on friendly terms with each other.
part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression oru00A0table.
duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
a terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
the maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force
an essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart
To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.
a menstrual period.
Origin: From terme, from terme, from terminus.
that which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary
the time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life
in universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms
a point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid
a fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
the limitation of an estate; or rather, the whole time for which an estate is granted, as for the term of a life or lives, or for a term of years
a space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation
the time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes
the subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice
a word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term
a quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; -- called also terminal figure. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3
a member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd
propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions
in Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents
a piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail
to apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate
Translations for term
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (usually limited) period of time
a term of imprisonment; a term of office.
- مُدَّة المَنْصِب، مُدَّة عُقوبَة السَّجْنArabic
- períodoPortuguese (BR)
- údobí, lhůta, termínCzech
- die ZeitdauerGerman
- periode; tidDanish
- (χρονική) περίοδος, διάρκεια, χρόνοςGreek
- período, etapaSpanish
- kestus, tähtaegEstonian
- peine; mandat, périodeFrench
- rok, trajanjeCroatian
- időszak, ciklus; futamidőHungarian
- afmarkað tímabilIcelandic
- periodo, durata; mandatoItalian
- laikas, laiko tarpasLithuanian
- termiņš; laika periodsLatvian
- okres, kadencjaPolish
- perioadă, mandat; dată limităRomanian
- doba, obdobieSlovak
- tid, periodSwedish
- süre, dönemTurkish
- 期限Chinese (Trad.)
- термін, строкUkrainian
- khoảng thời gianVietnamese
- 期限Chinese (Simp.)
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