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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "Blasphemy" and heresy" are terms of religion, not science." - Jerry Coyne

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .even the police discussed this violence as possibly coming within the scope of their terms of reference." - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The law of evolution states that] complexity increases in terms of differentiation and structure." - Kenneth Boulding

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Always stay on good terms with everyone for as long as possible, or longer." - Diplomacy (game)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry." - Stephen Hawking


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