Definitions of term

  1. To apply a term to: to name or call.
  2. To designate; name.
  3. name formally or designate with a term
  4. To name; to denominate.
  5. To name; to call; to denominate.
  6. In contracts, conditions; stipulations.
  7. Conditions; basis of agreement.
  8. a word or expression used for some particular thing; " he learned many medical terms"
  9. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; " the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  10. a limited period of time; " a prison term"; " he left school before the end of term"
  11. ( 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
  12. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  13. The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
  17. 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.
  18. A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
  19. The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
  20. The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  21. 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.
  22. A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
  23. Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
  24. In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
  25. A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  26. To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. A boundary; limit; limited period; duration; word or phrase.
  31. A word or expression to designate some fixed thing.
  32. A fixed period or limit of time.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
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