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TERM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does term mean? 

TERM (noun)
  The noun TERM has 7 senses:

1. a word or expression used for some particular thing
2. a limited period of time
3. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial
5. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
6. the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
7. (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

  Familiarity information: TERM used as a noun is common.


TERM (verb)
  The verb TERM has 1 sense:

1. name formally or designate with a term

  Familiarity information: TERM used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TERM (noun)


Sense 1term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word or expression used for some particular thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he learned many medical terms

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "term"):

referent (something that refers; a term that refers to another term)


Sense 2term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A limited period of time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "term"):

midterm (middle of an academic term or a political term in office)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "term"):

prison term; sentence; time (the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned)

academic session; academic term; school term; session (the time during which a school holds classes)

incumbency; tenure; term of office (the term during which some position is held)


Sense 3term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

term; condition

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Holonyms ("term" is a part of...):

agreement; understanding (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises)


Sense 4term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

quantity (something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)


Sense 5term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the major term of a syllogism must occur twice

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

constituent; grammatical constituent ((grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "term"):

middle term (the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion)

minor term (the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion)

major term (the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion)

categorem; categoreme (a categorematic expression; a term capable of standing alone as the subject or predicate of a logical proposition)

relatum (a term in a proposition that is related to the referent of the proposition)

referent (the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate)

predicate ((logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula)

subject ((logic) the first term of a proposition)

Holonyms ("term" is a part of...):

proposition ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)


Sense 6term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

full term; term

Context example:

a healthy baby born at full term

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

point; point in time (an instant of time)

Holonyms ("term" is a part of...):

gestation; gestation period (the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans))


Sense 7term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

terminal figure; terminus; term

Hypernyms ("term" is a kind of...):

statue (a sculpture representing a human or animal)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)


TERM (verb)


Sense 1term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Name formally or designate with a term

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "term" is one way to...):

call; name (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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