Term - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɜːrm|  American pronunciation of the word term
Brit.  |tɜːm|  British pronunciation of the word term
- a word or expression used for some particular thing
- a limited period of time
- (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement (syn: condition)
- any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
- one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
- the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
- (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 (syn: terminus)


- name formally or designate with a term


That's an outdated term that no one uses anymore.

He spoke about them in glowing terms.

The law had been understood in broad terms.

The governor will run for a second term.

He is currently serving his third term in the U.S. Senate.

He was sentenced to a ten-year term in the state penitentiary.

The term of the contract is 60 months.

His grades have improved since last term.

English 122 is not offered this term.

She described him in glowing terms.

She answered in no uncertain terms.

They acceded to all his terms.

Such muscles are termed rotators.

'Multimedia' is the term for any technique combining sounds and images.

Many legal terms have more than one meaning.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: term
he/she/it: terms
present participle: terming
past tense: termed
past participle: termed
singular: term
plural: terms
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