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Term meaning

term - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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
  2. 2. The menses.
  3. 3. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  4. 4. The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
  5. 5. A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
  6. 6. The limitation of an estate; or rather, the whole time for which an estate is granted, as for the term of a life or lives, or for a term of years.
  7. 7. A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
  8. 8. The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
  9. 9. The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  10. 10. A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term.
  11. 11. A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
  12. 12. Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
  13. 13. In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
  14. 14. A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  15. 15. To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
  16. 16. A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; - called also terminal figure. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
  17. 17. A boundary; limit; limited period; duration; word or phrase.

term - examples of usage

  1. But it's a term your mother would understand.
  2. She says she can't afford to pay for him after this term. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " That may be the right term for it," I returned, " but I hardly think it is. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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