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ad quem

[ahd kwem; English ad kwem]
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  1. at or to which; the end toward which something tends.

terminus ad quem

[ter-mi-noo s ahd kwem; English tur-muh-nuh s ad kwem]
noun Latin.
  1. the end to which; aim; goal; final or latest limiting point.
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terminus ad quem

  1. the aim or terminal point

Word Origin

literally: the end to which
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