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ad quem

[ ahd kwem; English ad kwem ]
/ ɑd ˈkwɛm; English æd ˈkwɛm /


at or to which; the end toward which something tends.

Nearby words

ad loc., ad majorem dei gloriam, ad nauseam, ad part. dolent., ad patres, ad quem, ad referendum, ad rem, ad sat., ad seg, ad us. ext.

Definition for quem (2 of 2)

terminus ad quem

[ ter-mi-noo s ahd kwem; English tur-muh-nuh s ad kwem ]
/ ˈtɛr mɪˌnʊs ɑd ˈkwɛm; English ˈtɜr mə nəs æd ˈkwɛm /

noun Latin.

the end to which; aim; goal; final or latest limiting point. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for quem

terminus ad quem

/ Latin (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs æd ˈkwɛm) /


the aim or terminal point

Word Origin for terminus ad quem

literally: the end to which
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