term
Pronunciation Noun

term (plural terms)

  1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit, extremity, bound, boundary.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms, or boundaries.
    "Alright, look...we can spend the holidays with your parents, but this time it will be on my terms."
  2. A chronological limitation or restriction.
    The term of a lease agreement is the period of time during which the lease is effective, and may be fixed, periodic, or of indefinite duration.
  3. Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.
    Be sure to read the terms and conditions before signing.
  4. (geometry, archaic) A point, line, or superficies that limits.
    A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
  5. A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
    "Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.
  6. Relations among people.
    We are on friendly terms with each other.
  7. Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
  8. Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
    He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.
    near-term, mid-term and long-term goals
    the term allowed to a debtor to discharge his debt
    1. The time during which legal courts are open.
    2. Certain days on which rent is paid.
  9. With respect to a pregnancy, the period during which birth usually happens (approximately 40 weeks from conception).
    at term, preterm, postterm
  10. (of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.
  11. (archaic) A menstrual period.
    • 1660, Samuel Pepys, Diary
      My wife, after the absence of her terms for seven weeks, gave me hopes of her being with child, but on the last day of the year she hath them again.
  12. (mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or table.
    All the terms of this sum cancel out.
    One only term is odd nobr in ( 12; 3; 4 ).
  13. (logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
    • The subject and predicate of a proposition are, after Aristotle, together called its terms or extremes.
  14. (astrology) 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.
  15. (architecture) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.
  16. (nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
    The Cabin is large and commodious, well calculated for the Accommodation of Paſengers. Merchandiſe, Produce, &c. carried on the loweſt Terms.
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  • Russian: отноше́ние
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  • Russian: че́тверть
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term (terms, present participle terming; past and past participle termed)

  1. To phrase a certain way; to name or call.
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term (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Born or delivered at term.
    term neonate
Noun

term (plural terms)

  1. (computing, informal) A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.
Verb

term (terms, present participle terming; past and past participle termed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To terminate one's employment
Synonyms Noun

term (plural terms)

  1. One whose employment has been terminated



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