English dictionary

term meaning and definition

TERM noun

Definition of term (noun)

  1. a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • "he learned many medical terms"
  2. a limited period of time
    • "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of 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"
    • synonyms: condition
  4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
    • "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
  5. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
    • "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  6. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
    • "a healthy baby born at full term"
    • synonyms: 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

TERM verb

Definition of term (verb)

  1. name formally or designate with a term
Source: Princeton University Wordnet