|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|
|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|
"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"
|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|
|Related terms:||statue architecture|
|8.||[ noun ] the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent|
"a healthy baby born at full term"
|Related terms:||point gestation|