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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. term(noun)

    a word or expression used for some particular thing

    "he learned many medical terms"

  2. term(noun)

    a limited period of time

    "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"

  3. condition, term(noun)

    (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"

  4. term(noun)

    any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

    "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"

  5. term(noun)

    one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

    "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

  6. term, full term(noun)

    the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

    "a healthy baby born at full term"

  7. 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

  8. term(verb)

    name formally or designate with a term

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. term(Noun)

    limitation, restriction or regulation.

    terms and conditions

  2. term(Noun)

    word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.

  3. term(Noun)

    Relations among people.

    We are on friendly terms with each other.

  4. term(Noun)

    part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.

  5. term(Noun)

    any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression oru00A0table.

  6. term(Noun)

    duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.

  7. term(Noun)

    a terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal

  8. term(Noun)

    the maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force

  9. term(Noun)

    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

  10. term(Verb)

    To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.

  11. term(Noun)

    a menstrual period.

  12. Origin: From terme, from terme, from terminus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Term(noun)

    that which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary

  2. Term(noun)

    the time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life

  3. Term(noun)

    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

  4. Term(noun)

    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

  5. Term(noun)

    a fixed period of time; a prescribed duration

  6. Term(noun)

    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

  7. Term(noun)

    a space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation

  8. Term(noun)

    the time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes

  9. Term(noun)

    the subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice

  10. Term(noun)

    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

  11. Term(noun)

    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

  12. Term(noun)

    a member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd

  13. Term(noun)

    the menses

  14. Term(noun)

    propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions

  15. Term(noun)

    in Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents

  16. Term(noun)

    a piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail

  17. Term(noun)

    to apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Term

    A term is a period of duration, time or occurrence, in relation to an event. To differentiate an interval or duration, common phrases are used to distinguish the observance of length are near-term or short-term, medium-term or mid-term and long-term. It is also used as part of a calendar year, especially one of the three parts of an academic term and working year in the United Kingdom; Michaelmas term, Lent term or Easter term, the equivalent to the American semester. In America there is a midterm election held in the middle of the four-year presidential term, there are also academic midterm exams. In economics, it is the period required for economic agents to reallocate resources, and generally reestablish equilibrium. The actual length of this period, usually numbered in years or decades, varies widely depending on circumstantial context. During the long term, all factors are variable. In finance or financial operations of borrowing and investing, what is considered long-term is usually above 3 years, with medium-term usually between 1 and 3 years and short-term usually under 1 year.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'term' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #825

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'term' in Written Corpus Frequency: #804

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'term' in Nouns Frequency: #90

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'term' in Verbs Frequency: #967


Translations for term

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  • اِصْطِلاحArabic
  • termeCatalan, Valencian
  • podmínka, termínCzech
  • tymorWelsh
  • Terminus, Begriff, Frist, Klausel, Term, Trimester, BezeichnungGerman
  • όρος, θητεία, τρίμηνοGreek
  • terminoEsperanto
  • plazo, trimestre, términos, semestre, términoSpanish
  • tingimus, poolaasta, termin, liidetav, suhe, mõisteEstonian
  • اصطلاح, جملهPersian
  • toimikausi, kausi, välit, termi, lukukausi, suhde, ehtoFinnish
  • mot, limite, trimestre, terme, expressionFrench
  • téarma, téarmaíIrish
  • termoGalician
  • szemeszter, félév, szakkifejezés, viszony, feltétel, negyedévHungarian
  • եզրույթ, տերմին, եզրArmenian
  • termine, trimestreItalian
  • 言葉, 学期, 用語Japanese
  • BegrëffLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • santykiai, sąlyga, terminasLithuanian
  • karangatangaMāori
  • istilahMalay
  • term, voet, trimesterDutch
  • vilkår, termNorwegian
  • termin, warunek, określeniePolish
  • prazo, termo, trimestrePortuguese
  • expresie, clauză, limită, trimestru, cuvânt, termen, condițieRomanian
  • семе́стр, те́рмин, срок полномо́чий, слага́емое, триме́стр, усло́вие, срок, че́тверть, отноше́ниеRussian
  • kvartal, odnos, tromjesečjeSerbo-Croatian
  • termin, beteckning, term, villkor, mandatperiod, frist, förhållningsregel, tidsfrist, klausul, fot, begreppSwedish
  • నిబంధన, షరతుTelugu
  • terimTurkish

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