- 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)
- 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
Related Words for termingdub, describe, call, style, denominate, title, christen, label, tag, baptize, entitle, designate, subtitle
Examples from the Web for terming
Contemporary Examples of terming
Finally, in the spring of 1947, Holtsman dropped Spitz as an agent, terming him a security risk.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters
Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner
September 20, 2014
Tea Party enthusiasts, in terming their movement “The Second American Revolution,” might do well to check their history books.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party
December 8, 2013
He thanked the Arab League for their vote, terming it “a first and important step and a basis for an international decision.”Rebel Leader: Give Us a Chance
March 14, 2011
Historical Examples of terming
I am pretty sure that I cannot be mistaken in terming him the true and very Sophist.Sophist
They call us rough, and we try to get even by terming them effete.The Prairie Mother
Paul is not in the habit of terming temptations of the flesh "thorns."Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Are we justified in terming their view of the universe a materialistic one?The Teaching of Epictetus
That Sam had retorted by terming the poet a "conceited ass."The Astonishing History of Troy Town
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- 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
Word Origin for term
early 13c., terme "limit in time, set or appointed period," from Old French terme "limit of time or place" (11c.), from Latin terminus "end, boundary line," related to termen "boundary, end" (see terminus). Old English had termen "term, end," from Latin. Sense of "period of time during which something happens" first recorded c.1300, especially of a school or law court session (mid-15c.).
The meaning "word or phrase used in a limited or precise sense" is first recorded late 14c., from Medieval Latin use to render Greek horos "boundary," employed in mathematics and logic. Meaning "completion of the period of pregnancy" is from 1844. Term-paper in U.S. educational sense is recorded from 1931.
"to give a particular name to," mid-16c., from term (n.). Related: Termed; terming.