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Meaning & Definition of Term in English

English

Term

/tərm/

noun

1. A word or expression used for some particular thing

  • "He learned many medical terms"
    synonym:
  • term

2. A limited period of time

  • "A prison term"
  • "He left school before the end of term"
    synonym:
  • term

3. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

  • "The contract set out the conditions of the lease"
  • "The terms of the treaty were generous"
    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • term

4. Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

  • "The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
    synonym:
  • term

5. One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

  • "The major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
    synonym:
  • term

6. The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

  • "A healthy baby born at full term"
    synonym:
  • term
  • ,
  • full term

7. (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar

  • Originally used as a boundary marker in ancient rome
    synonym:
  • terminus
  • ,
  • terminal figure
  • ,
  • term

verb

1. Name formally or designate with a term

    synonym:
  • term

Examples of using

President Grant had to give up any hope of a third term.
It is impossible for me to finish my term paper by tomorrow.
The second term came to an end.