- 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.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for 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 termterm·ly, adverbhalf-term, nounin·ter·term, adjectivemis·term, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for termed
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.
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
Rios Montt staunchly defended his actions against what he termed a deadly enemy, and bristled at the suggestion of genocide.Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Guilty of Genocide|Mac Margolis|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has been termed “a disaster,” or “a recipe for perpetual civil war.”
This process is termed the retinaculum, and serves, in conjunction with the frenulum, to lock the wings together during flight.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies|G. V. Hudson
It is therefore this friction, or what is so termed here, which makes that which appears easy in War difficult in reality.On War|Carl von Clausewitz
Refugee camps one termed then and therein lived 20,000 of the city's homeless.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
These are termed high pressure engines, let the steam pressure be what it may.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
What is termed the "rim band" revolves the spindles during the outward traverse of the carriage.The Story of the Cotton Plant|Frederick Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for termed
- 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