terminus ad quem

[ ter-mi-noos ahd -kwem; English tur-muh-nuhs 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for terminus ad quem

terminus ad quem
/ Latin (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs æd ˈkwɛm) /

noun

the aim or terminal point

Word Origin for terminus ad quem

literally: the end to which
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