(noun, verb)


1. a word or expression used for some particular thing

- he learned many medical terms

Definition categories: communication, word

2. a limited period of time

- a prison term

- he left school before the end of term

Definition categories: time, period

3. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

- the terms of the treaty were generous

Similar word(s): condition, strings

Definition categories: communication, statement

4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

- the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree

Definition categories: thought, quantity

5. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

- the major term of a syllogism must occur twice

Definition categories: communication, constituent

6. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

- a healthy baby born at full term

Definition categories: time, point

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


1. name formally or designate with a term

Definition categories: communication, call, name