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  Definition of term
  1. (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
  2. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
  3. a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"
  4. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  5. (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"
  6. a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
  7. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"
  8. name formally or designate with a term
Similar Words: terminus, terminal figure, condition, full term

 

Hyponyms: referent, subject, predicate, relatum, categorem, categoreme, major term, minor term, middle term, prison term, sentence, time, school term, academic term, academic session, session, tenure, term of office, incumbency

 

Part Meronyms: proposition, agreement, understanding, gestation, gestation period

 

Derivational Morphology: stipulate, qualify, condition, specify

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: term   Finnish: termi  
French: terme   German: Begriff  
Greek: όρος   Japanese: 言葉  
Lithuanian: sąlyga   Portuguese: termo  
Russian: термин   Spanish: término  
 
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