- conditions with regard to payment, price, charge, rates, wages, etc.: reasonable terms.
- conditions or stipulations limiting what is proposed to be granted or done: the terms of a treaty.
- footing or standing; relations: on good terms with someone.
- Obsolete. state, situation, or circumstances.
- each of the members of which an expression, a series of quantities, or the like, is composed, as one of two or more parts of an algebraic expression.
- a mathematical expression of the form axp, axpyq, etc., where a, p, and q are numbers and x and y are variables.
- the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
- the word or expression denoting the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
- an estate or interest in land or the like, to be enjoyed for a fixed period.
- the duration of an estate.
- each of the periods during which certain courts of law hold their sessions.
- end, conclusion, or termination.
- boundary or limit.
Idioms about term
- to reach an agreement; make an arrangement: to come to terms with a creditor.
- to become resigned or accustomed: to come to terms with one's life.
Origin of term
OTHER WORDS FROM termtermly, adverbhalf-term, nounin·ter·term, adjectivemis·term, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for term (2 of 2)
How to use term in a sentence
That very weird injury allows him just enough time to bid a teary goodbye to Sam, and allows Sam enough time to come to terms with the fact that it’s really the final goodbye.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
He also said that Bjergsen’s move to coaching seemed like a natural extension of the work he was already doing in terms of helping his teammates improve and his interest in using analytical tools provided to the team by Logitech.The enduring and ongoing legacy of Bjergsen|Noah Smith|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The reflex is a shortcut, a way to avoid thinking long and hard about patronizing a restaurant in terms of “who to show support to tonight” when the options are overwhelming and the need particularly pressing.Overwhelmed by How to Help the Restaurant Industry? Make a List.|Erin DeJesus|November 20, 2020|Eater
Enjoying a nouveau may help us come to terms with it and put it behind us.We deserve ‘nouveau’ wine in 2020 — a vintage meant to be fun and drunk right away|Dave McIntyre|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This includes the implementation of a layered approach in terms of health and safety measures.What will Inauguration Day look like amid a pandemic?|Emily Davies, Justin Jouvenal|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
This approach, sometimes termed “controlled choice,” is a hot topic lately in education policy circles (and in my own house).The Real Reasons New York has the Country’s Most Segregated Schools|Conor P. Williams|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was bare armed under a protective jacket a jail official termed “a kind of flak jacket.”Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy|Michael Daly|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Washington termed our endless and thankless task counterinsurgency—and Anbaris made good insurgents, very good insurgents.Their Fight…But Our Legacy: The New Battle for Fallujah|John Kael Weston|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spoke of how well the present campaign had done in his home borough, particularly in a swath that he termed West Brooklyn.Bill De Blasio’s Retro Values Are Back in Fashion|Michael Daly|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second of the three-headed House immigration monster is what's termed the 'Gang of Six.'The House of Representatives' Confusing 3-Headed Immigration Monster|Justin Green|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A remnant of the long parliament assembled during the anarchy, and has been termed the rump.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Many of them have been termed as satirical pipes taking off some public character a la Nast.
The backs are mostly cut the reverse way of the grain to the present rule, forming what are now termed "slab" backs.
On the other hand, if too thin the emission is comparatively easy, but lacks intensity and is termed "hollow."Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
Those subject to what are termed wolfy notes can be remedied or the bad notes shifted to less important ones.
British Dictionary definitions for term
- an estate or interest in land limited to run for a specified perioda term of years
- the duration of an estate, etc
- (formerly) a period of time during which sessions of courts of law were held
- time allowed to a debtor to settle
- the word or phrase that forms either the subject or predicate of a proposition
- a name or variable, as opposed to a predicate
- one of the relata of a relation
- any of the three subjects or predicates occurring in a syllogism