1. a word or expression used for some particular thing
- he learned many medical terms
2. a limited period of time
- a prison term
- he left school before the end of term
3. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
- the terms of the treaty were generous
4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
- the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree
5. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
- the major term of a syllogism must occur twice
6. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
- a healthy baby born at full term
7. (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
Similar word(s): terminus
Definition categories: man–made, statue
Sentences with term as a noun:
- Be sure to read the terms and conditions before signing.
- A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
- "Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.
- We are on friendly terms with each other.
- All the terms of this sum cancel out.
- One only term is odd in ( 12; 3; 4 ).
- He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.
- near-term, mid-term and long-term goals
- the term allowed to a debtor to discharge his debt