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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.


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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