Associations to the word «Term»


TERM, noun. Limitation, restriction or regulation.
TERM, noun. Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.
TERM, noun. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
TERM, noun. (geometry) A point, line, or superficies that limits.
TERM, noun. A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
TERM, noun. Relations among people.
TERM, noun. Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
TERM, noun. (mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or  table.
TERM, noun. (logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
TERM, noun. (architecture) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.
TERM, noun. Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
TERM, noun. (computing) A terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal.
TERM, noun. (of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.
TERM, noun. (astrology) An essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart.
TERM, noun. (archaic) A menstrual period.
TERM, noun. (nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
TERM, verb. To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.
TERM DAY, noun. A day which is a term (as for payment of rent), or is a day in a term, as of the sitting of a court.
TERM DAY, noun. One of a series of special days, designated by scientists of different nations or stations, for making synoptic magnetic, meteorological, or other physical observations.
TERM DAYS, noun. Plural of term day
TERM LIMIT, noun. A legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office.
TERM LIMIT, noun. The maximum number of terms one may legally serve in a particular elected office.
TERM LIMIT, verb. (transitive) (informal) Alternative spelling of term-limit
TERM LIMITS, noun. Plural of term limit
TERM LOGIC, noun. (logic) An approach to logic that splits propositions into two terms—subject and predicate.
TERM OF ADDRESS, noun. A word or phrase used to address or refer to someone or something without using his, her, or its name.
TERM OF ART, noun. A term whose use or meaning is specific to a particular field of endeavor.
TERM OF ENDEARMENT, noun. A word, phrase, or nickname used as a term of address expressing affection.
TERM PAPER, noun. A substantial research paper written by a student over an academic term or semester which accounts for a large amount of a grade and makes up much of the course.
TERM PAPERS, noun. Plural of term paper

Dictionary definition

TERM, noun. A word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms".
TERM, noun. A limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term".
TERM, noun. (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".
TERM, noun. Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree".
TERM, noun. One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice".
TERM, noun. The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term".
TERM, noun. (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.
TERM, verb. Name formally or designate with a term.

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb