ad quem

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


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

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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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