Definition of TERM

noun : TERM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (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. (

    ) any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree" ;

  • 5. (

    ) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (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 ;

verb : TERM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) name formally or designate with a term ;


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