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Definition of Term

Term

  1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  2. The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
  3. In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms.
  4. 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.
  5. A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
  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. A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
  8. The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
  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. 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. 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.
  12. A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
  13. The menses.
  14. Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
  15. In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
  16. A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  17. To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.

Term Quotations

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Thomas Jefferson

India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
Winston Churchill

The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
George Bernard Shaw

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe
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Term Translations

term in Afrikaans is term
term in Danish is udtryk
term in Dutch is vakterm, term
term in French is ajournement, listing
term in German is Fachausdruck {m}, Ausdruck {m}
term in Portuguese is termo
term in Swedish is villkor, term, termin

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