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  1. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. name formally or designate with a term Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To name or call. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A limit or boundary; limited time; as, a term of five years; a division of a school year; the time of a court's session; a word or expression, especially one belonging particularly to one art, business, etc.; as, a legal term. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Any limited period: the time for which anything lasts: the time during which the courts of law are open: certain days on which rent is paid: that by which a thought is expressed, a word or expression: a condition or arrangement (gen. in pl.): (alg.) a member of a compound quantity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To apply a term to: to name or call. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A boundary; limit; limited period; duration; word or phrase. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To designate; name. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A word or expression to designate some fixed thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A fixed period or limit of time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Conditions; basis of agreement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. In contracts, conditions; stipulations. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A limit, bound, or boundary: the time for which a thing lasts; a limited time; the limitation of an estate, or rather the whole time or duration of an estate; the time in which a court is held or open for the trial of causes, called Hilary, Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas, from the festivals near, which they begin; a day on which rent is paid; in universities and colleges, the time during which instruction is given to students; a word or expression with a determinate meaning; the subject or predicate of a proposition; a kind of pillar or column, adorned on the top with a figure; a member of a compound quantity; the monthly uterine secretion of females. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To name; to denominate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A boundary; a limit; the time for which a thing lasts; any limited time; in logic, the subject or predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a proposition, each of which is used twice; a word or expression denoting something peculiar to an art or a science; in alg. or arith., a member of a compound quantity; a word or expression in general. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To name; to call; to denominate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. 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. dictgcide_fs
  41. t[.e]rm, n. any limited period: the time for which anything lasts: the time during which the courts of law are open: certain days on which rent is paid: that by which a thought is expressed, a word or expression: a condition or arrangement (gener. in pl.): (alg.) a member of a compound quantity.--v.t. to apply a term to: to name or call.--n. TERM'ER, one who attends a court term, often with the sense of a shifty rogue: one holding an estate for a term of years--also TERM'OR.--adj. TERMINOLOG'ICAL.--adv. TERMINOLOGY'ICALLY.--n. TERMINOL'OGY, doctrine of terms: the terms used in any art, science, &c.--adj. TERM'LESS, having no term or end: (Spens.) unlimited, boundless.--adv. TERM'LY, term by term.--BE ON TERMS WITH, to be on friendly relations with; BRING TO TERMS, to compel to the acceptance of conditions; COME TO TERMS, to come to an agreement: to submit; EAT ONE'S TERMS (see EAT); IN TERMS OF, in the language peculiar to anything, in modes of; KEEP A TERM, to give the regular attendance during a period of study; MAJOR TERM, in a syllogism, that which is the predicate of the conclusion; the MINOR TERM, that which is the subject of the conclusion; MAKE TERMS, to come to an agreement; SPEAK IN TERMS, to speak plainly; STAND UPON ONE'S TERMS (with), to insist upon conditions. [Fr. terme--L. terminus, a boundary.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. A limit or boundary; as Labor at t. (i. e., at the end of the regular period). na
  43. A definite period; particularly, the time during which anything regularly lasts. na
  44. (Somewhat archaic) boundary, limit, esp. of time, as set at. to his encroachments, awaited the t. of his existence, whence termless a. (poet., rhet.); limited period, as for a t. of 5 years, his t. of office expired; (Univv., School, Law) period during which instruction is given or court holds sessions, as Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter, Trinity, t. (w. ref. to administration of justice, now sittings), will end it next t., during t. (-time), EAT one\'s tt.; appointed day, esp. Quarter day; (Law, also t. of or for years) estate or interest in land to be enjoyed for fixed period; (Math.) antecedent or consequent of ratio, part of expression joined to the rest by+ or- (e.g. 3ax2-b+ cz has three tt.); (Logic) word (s) that may be subject or predicate of a proposition, as MAJOR, MINOR, MIDDLE, t.; word used to express a definite conception esp. in particular branch of study &c., as technical, scientific, law, t., in tt. of (in the language peculiar to), CONTRADICTION in tt., set (definite) tt.; (pl.) language employed, mode of expression, as in the most flattering tt.; (pl.) conditions, as cannot accept his tt., do it on your own tt., esp. charge, price, as his tt. are guineas a lesson, INCLUSIVE tt.; come to tt., yield, give way, (also make tt.) conclude agreement (with); bring person to tt., cause him to accept conditions; (pl.) relation, footing, as am on good, bad, familiar, tt. with him, are not on speaking tt. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. Denominate, call, as the music termed plain-song, I forget how or what he terms it, this he termed sheer robbery. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. A limit or boundary. American pocket medical dictionary.
  47. A definite period. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. A limited or specified time or period. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  49. The menstrual period. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  50. The proper time for the cessation of gestation. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  51. [L.] (Algeb.) One of the members of an algebraical expression or of a proportion. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  52. [L.] (Geom.) A boundary. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  53. [L.] In Logic. See Categorematio ; Syncategorematic. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  54. n. [French, Latin, Greek] A bound or boundary ; the extremity of any thing ; a limit;-the time for which any thing lasts; any limited time;-in universities and colleges, the time during which instruction is regularly given to students;-in law, the limitation or duration of an estate; the whole time or period for which an estate is granted or conveyed, as for life or for a number of years, &c. ;- a fixed time prescribed by the court for establishing an averment, production of proof or evidence, discharging an obligation, &c. ;-one of the periods of the year in which the superior law and equity courts sit; -also, one of four days in the year appointed for payment of rents, interest, &c. : - in contracts, condition ; stipulation ; offer proposed:-in grammar, a word or expression ; language which fixes or determines an idea;-in logic, the subject or the predicate of a proposition;- one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice ;-in algebra, a member of a compound quantity. Cabinet Dictionary

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