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Definitions of term

  1.   the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; " a healthy baby born at full term"
  2.   Any limited period: the time for which anything lasts: the time during which the courts of law are open: certain days on which rent is paid: that by which a thought is expressed, a word or expression: a condition or arrangement ( gen. in pl.): ( alg.) a member of a compound quantity.
  3.   The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  4.   A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
  5.   In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
  6.   The menses.
  7.   Conditions; basis of agreement.
  8.   To name; to denominate.
  9.   A boundary; limit; limited period; duration; word or phrase.
  10.   The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
  11.   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.
  12.   A boundary; a limit; the time for which a thing lasts; any limited time; in logic, the subject or predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a proposition, each of which is used twice; a word or expression denoting something peculiar to an art or a science; in alg. or arith., a member of a compound quantity; a word or expression in general.
  13.   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.
  14.   any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; " the general term of an algebraic equation of the n- th degree"
  15.   To name; to call; to denominate.
  16.   To designate; name.
  17.   In contracts, conditions; stipulations.
  18.   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.
  19.   a word or expression used for some particular thing; " he learned many medical terms"
  20.   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.
  21.   a limited period of time; " a prison term"; " he left school before the end of term"
  22.   Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
  23.   To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
  24.   A limit, bound, or boundary: the time for which a thing lasts; a limited time; the limitation of an estate, or rather the whole time or duration of an estate; the time in which a court is held or open for the trial of causes, called Hilary, Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas, from the festivals near, which they begin; a day on which rent is paid; in universities and colleges, the time during which instruction is given to students; a word or expression with a determinate meaning; the subject or predicate of a proposition; a kind of pillar or column, adorned on the top with a figure; a member of a compound quantity; the monthly uterine secretion of females.
  25.   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.
  26.   A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
  27.   A word or expression to designate some fixed thing.
  28.   A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
  29.   one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; " the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  30.   To name or call.
  31.   A limit or boundary; limited time; as, a term of five years; a division of a school year; the time of a court's session; a word or expression, especially one belonging particularly to one art, business, etc.; as, a legal term.
  32.   The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
  33.   That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  34.   ( 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"
  35.   name formally or designate with a term
  36.   A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  37.   To apply a term to: to name or call.
  38.   A fixed period or limit of time.
  39.   ( 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

Quotes of term

  1. Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years. – Michael Burgess
  2. India is a geographical term It is no more a united nation than the Equator. – Winston Churchill
  3. I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection. – Charles Darwin
  4. 'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. – Martha Graham
  5. The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life... the new career arc. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  6. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. – Dalai Lama
  7. Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business. My business. – Mark Russell
  8. I believe that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business... my business! – Mark Russell
  9. This is my fourth term and my seventh year. My first year was in 1997, the same year for Vic Snyder. It is still exciting to be there even though Washington is not run by Democrats right now, but we are working very hard. – Loretta Sanchez
  10. Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. – David Sarnoff
  11. The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power -like I'm making all the choices. – Fred Savage
  12. It was nice, though, to have the long term benefit to be able to pare away those things and eventually make the character my own and put my own unique stamp. – Michael Shanks
  13. I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure. – Allen Tate
  14. So, I've never been politically correct, even before that term was available to us, and I have really identified with other people who don't want to be read as just a black poet, or just a woman poet, or just someone who represents a cause, an anti -Vietnam war poet. – Diane Wakoski
  15. I got very cross with the term kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink. – Timothy West

Usage examples for term

  1. “ I think she felt the term of her power at hand. ” – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  2. “ I'll do better next term – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  3. Why this street is called by the term of pure gold? ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. “ He's District Attorney for the second term now, and you ought to hear him talk to a jury. ” – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  5. “ I had it for the first term at Garside, but I soon grew out of it. ” – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  6. Your first term you know- very important. ” – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  7. “ I have served my term in prison. ” – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  8. “ I shall make a point of sitting upon her hard for the rest of the term – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  9. Private life, in any peculiar sense of the term I have had none. ” – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  10. “ " If the business were mine, or were business in the ordinary sense of the term Why, why did you say it was business at all, then?" ” – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  11. He raised a regiment at the breaking out of the war, which he commanded during its term of service. ” – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  12. “ " Where you are concerned, Honora, I have but one desire," he answered, " and that is to see you happy- in the best sense of the term – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  13. Russ had read a little American history in his class the term before and thought he knew something about the Mexican War. ” – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  14. Without any doubt, we could do so if we attached to the term the meaning which it had when it was first invented. ” – Social Justice Without Socialism by John Bates Clark
  15. Time, to do- To serve a term in prison. ” – The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis
  16. They call this a kheda, the term used for a beat of the forest for game. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  17. It seems to have been usual to change the prefect of Egypt every few years, and the prefect- elect was often sent to Alexandria to wait till his predecessor's term of years had ended. ” – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  18. The term in chap. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  19. “ No, no,- the term I said,- the term – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. Still I am sorry for the term – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock

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