[ US /ˈtɝm/ ]
[ UK /tˈɜːm/ ]
  1. a word or expression used for some particular thing
    he learned many medical terms
  2. (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
  3. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
    the major term of a syllogism must occur twice
  4. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
    a healthy baby born at full term
  5. (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
  6. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
    the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree
  7. a limited period of time
    a prison term
    he left school before the end of term
  1. name formally or designate with a term
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How To Use term In A Sentence

  • These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys. The South Pole~ Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
  • Unless contraindicated, prophylaxis with a gastrointestinal motility stimulant laxative and a stool softener is appropriate in terminally ill patients who are being given opioids.
  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending? Transcript: Richard Bove
  • His self-image is rooted in robotic toughness, like the shape-shifting, molten-metal fiend in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • She has determined on going this afternoon.
  • The manager never falters in his determination.
  • Plans include occasional stops at Central Terminal, which saw its last passenger train in 1979, and special excursions through the region to destinations such as Niagara Falls, Medina, Jamestown and even Cleveland. The Buffalo News: Home
  • Hillary's woman problem is that her reach among women over 30 I don't want to use the term older women is unlikely to change much. Hillary's Woman Problem Part II
  • Moreover, see whether the term rendered fail to be the genus of anything at all; for then clearly it also fails to be the genus of the species mentioned. Topics
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