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English noun: term

1. term (communication) a word or expression used for some particular thing


SamplesHe learned many medical terms.


Broader (hypernym)word


Narrower (hyponym)referent

2. term (time) a limited period of time


SamplesA prison term.
He left school before the end of term.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)academic session, academic term, incumbency, prison term, school term, sentence, session, tenure, term of office, time


Part holonymmidterm

3. term (communication) (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement


SamplesThe contract set out the conditions of the lease.
The terms of the treaty were generous.


Synonymscondition


Broader (hypernym)statement


Part meronymagreement, understanding


Domain usageplural, plural form

4. term (cognition) any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial


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


Broader (hypernym)quantity

5. term (communication) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition


SamplesThe major term of a syllogism must occur twice.


Broader (hypernym)constituent, grammatical constituent


Narrower (hyponym)categorem, categoreme, major term, middle term, minor term, predicate, referent, relatum, subject


Part meronymproposition

6. term (time) the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent


SamplesA healthy baby born at full term.


Synonymsfull term


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


Part meronymgestation, gestation period

7. term (artifact) (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


Synonymsterminal figure, terminus


Broader (hypernym)statue


Domain categoryarchitecture


English verb: term

1. term (communication) name formally or designate with a term


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)call, name









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