1. [ noun ] (linguistics) a word or expression used for some particular thing

"he learned many medical terms"

Related terms: word referent
2. [ verb ] name formally or designate with a term
Related terms: name
3. [ noun ] a limited period of time

"a prison term" "he left school before the end of term"

Related terms: time_period school_term prison_term tenure midterm
4. [ noun ] (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
Synonyms: condition

"the contract set out the conditions of the lease" "the terms of the treaty were generous"

Related terms: statement agreement plural
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

"the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"

Related terms: quantity
6. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

"the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

Related terms: constituent referent subject major_term minor_term middle_term relatum predicate categorem proposition
7. [ noun ] (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
Synonyms: terminus terminal_figure
Related terms: statue architecture
8. [ noun ] the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
Synonyms: full_term

"a healthy baby born at full term"

Related terms: point gestation
Similar spelling:   tearoom