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Term (IPA: /ˈtɝm/)


Term (n.)

That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

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.

Term (n.)

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.

Term (n.)

A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration

Term (n.)

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.

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

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.

Term (n.)

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.

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

The menses.

Term (n.)

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

Term (n.)

In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.

Term (n.)

A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.

Term (n.)

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

Term

Mathematical expression that may form a separable part of an equation, a series, or another expression; used in in mathematical logic, universal algebra, and rewriting systems

Term

Word or phrase from a specialized area of knowledge

Term

In classical architecture, a pedestal which tapers towards the base and usually supports a bust or merges into a sculpted human or animal figure

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Protein-coding gene in the species Drosophila melanogaster

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Term in argumentation theory

Term Synonyms

Condition

Term Synonyms

Full Term

Term Synonyms

Terminus, Terminal Figure

Translations

Term in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Actually I made up the term object-oriented , and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind." - Alan Kay

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Although the term dialogue was really a euphemism for scientists trying to kill each other, this format worked very well..." - João Magueijo

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ask not how long the term you will serve, but ask what meaningful things you will do during your tenure." - Jiang Yi-huah

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I am a graphic artist heart and soul, though I find the term artist rather embarrassing." - M. C. Escher

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign." - James K. Polk


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