Definitions for term

Definitions for (noun) term

Main entry: term, terminal figure, terminus

Definition: (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

Main entry: term

Definition: any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

Usage: the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree

Main entry: term

Definition: a word or expression used for some particular thing

Usage: he learned many medical terms

Main entry: term

Definition: one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

Usage: the major term of a syllogism must occur twice

Main entry: condition, term

Definition: (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

Usage: the contract set out the conditions of the lease; the terms of the treaty were generous

Main entry: term

Definition: a limited period of time

Usage: a prison term; he left school before the end of term

Main entry: term, full term

Definition: the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

Usage: a healthy baby born at full term

Definitions for (verb) term

Main entry: term

Definition: name formally or designate with a term

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