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term

 (tûrm)
n.
1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
2.
a. A point in time at which something ends; termination: an apprenticeship nearing its term.
b. The end of a normal gestation period: carried the fetus to term.
c. A deadline, as for making a payment.
3. Law
a. A fixed period of time for which an estate is granted.
b. An estate granted for a fixed period.
4.
a. A word or group of words having a particular meaning, especially in a specific field: I was baffled by the technical terms that the programmers were using.
b. terms Language of a certain kind; chosen words: spoke in rather vague terms; praised him in glowing terms.
5. often terms One of the elements of a proposed or concluded agreement; a condition: offered favorable peace terms; one of the terms of the lease; the terms of a divorce settlement.
6. terms The relationship between two people or groups; personal footing: on good terms with her in-laws.
7. Mathematics
a. One of the quantities composing a ratio or fraction or forming a series.
b. One of the quantities connected by addition or subtraction signs in an equation; a member.
8. Logic Each of the two concepts being compared or related in a proposition.
9.
a. A stone or post marking a boundary, especially a squared and downward-tapering pillar adorned with a head and upper torso.
b. An architectural or decorative motif resembling such a marker.
tr.v. termed, term·ing, terms
To designate; call.
Idiom:
in terms of
1. As measured or indicated by; in units of: distances expressed in terms of kilometers as well as miles; cheap entertainment, but costly in terms of time wasted.
2. In relation to; with reference to: "narcissistic parents who ... interpret their child's experience entirely in terms of their own history" (Richard Weissbourd).

[Middle English terme, from Old French, from Latin terminus, boundary. N., senses 4-8, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin terminus, from Late Latin, mathematical or logical term, from Latin, boundary, limit.]

terms

(tɜːmz)
pl n
1. (usually specified prenominally) the actual language or mode of presentation used: he described the project in loose terms.
2. conditions of an agreement: you work here on our terms.
3. (Commerce) a sum of money paid for a service or credit; charges
4. (usually preceded by on) mutual relationship or standing: they are on affectionate terms.
5. in terms of as expressed by; regarding: in terms of money he was no better off.
6. come to terms to reach acceptance or agreement: to come to terms with one's failings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terms - status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.terms - the amount of money needed to purchase somethingterms - the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
asking price, selling price - the price at which something is offered for sale
bid price - (stock market) the price at which a broker is willing to buy a certain security
closing price - (stock market) the price of the last transaction completed during a day's trading session
factory price - price charged for goods picked up at the factory
highway robbery - an exorbitant price; "what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery"
purchase price - the price at which something is actually purchased
cash price, spot price - the current delivery price of a commodity traded in the spot market
support level - (stock market) the price at which a certain security becomes attractive to investors
valuation - assessed price; "the valuation of this property is much too high"
Translations
أقْساط الدَّفِعشُروط إتِّفاقعُلاقاتيُدْعى، يُسَمّى
cenynazvatoznačitpodmínkyvztahy
betegnebetingelserkaldetakstvilkår
feltételekfizetési feltételekkikötések
kallaî, nefnaòaî hvernig e-m semurskilmálarverîskrá
cenypodmienky

term

(təːm) noun
1. a (usually limited) period of time. a term of imprisonment; a term of office.
2. a division of a school or university year. the autumn term.
3. a word or expression. Myopia is a medical term for short-sightedness.
terms noun plural
1. the rules or conditions of an agreement or bargain. They had a meeting to arrange terms for an agreement.
2. fixed charges (for work, service etc). The firms sent us a list of their terms.
3. a relationship between people. They are on bad/friendly terms.
verb
to name or call. That kind of painting is termed `abstract'.
come to terms
1. to reach an agreement or understanding. They came to terms with the enemy.
2. to find a way of living with or tolerating (some personal trouble or difficulty). He managed to come to terms with his illness.
in terms of
using as a means of expression, a means of assessing value etc. He thought of everything in terms of money.
References in classic literature ?
To sketch my meaning roughly, examples of substance are 'man' or 'the horse', of quantity, such terms as 'two cubits long' or 'three cubits long', of quality, such attributes as 'white', 'grammatical'.
No one of these terms, in and by itself, involves an affirmation; it is by the combination of such terms that positive or negative statements arise.
And so of the individual; we may assume that he has the same three principles in his own soul which are found in the State; and he may be rightly described in the same terms, because he is affected in the same manner?
He proposed the following terms, as the only terms on which he would consent to mix himself up with, what was (even in HIS line of business) a doubtful and dangerous transaction.
A power to destroy the freedom of the press, the trial by jury, or even to regulate the course of descents, or the forms of conveyances, must be very singularly expressed by the terms "to raise money for the general welfare.
Here the Professor waved the memorandum of terms over his head, and ended his long and voluble narrative with his shrill Italian parody on an English cheer.
When Philip was put in the study he could not help seeing that the others, who had been together for three terms, welcomed him coldly.
The warriors appeared to be on the most friendly terms, and seemingly conversed much together; yet, according to the account of the interpreter, each was absolutely ignorant of what the other said.
Then at once you confess yourself desirous to come to terms, do you Boffin?
She had written at once to the address indicated on his card, in such terms and to such purpose as would prevent him, she hoped and believed, from ever venturing near the house again.
For this purpose, they divided the term of his life between them, and each endowed one portion of it with the qualities which chiefly characterized himself.
For there is no common term we could apply to the mimes of Sophron and Xenarchus and the Socratic dialogues on the one hand; and, on the other, to poetic imitations in iambic, elegiac, or any similar metre.