- a word or phrase used to describe a thing or to express a concept, especially in a particular kind of language or branch of study；language used on a particular occasion; a way of expressing oneself
- give a descriptive name to; call by a specified name
noun: term, plural noun: terms
- 1. a word or phrase used to describe a thing or to express a concept, especially in a particular kind of language or branch of study the musical term “leitmotiv” a term of abuse 同義詞
- ▪ language used on a particular occasion; a way of expressing oneself a protest in the strongest possible terms 同義詞
- ▪ a word or words that may be the subject or predicate of a proposition.
- 2. a fixed or limited period for which something, e.g., office, imprisonment, or investment, lasts or is intended to last the President is elected for a single four-year term 同義詞
- ▪ the completion of a normal length of pregnancy the pregnancy went to full term low birthweight at term
- ▪ a tenancy of a fixed period.
- ▪ archaic the duration of a person's life.
- ▪ archaic a boundary or limit, especially of time.
- 3. each of the periods in the year, alternating with holidays or vacations, during which instruction is given in a school, college, or university, or during which a court holds sessions the summer term term starts tomorrow 同義詞
- 4. conditions under which an action may be undertaken or agreement reached; stipulated or agreed-upon requirements he could only be dealt with on his own terms the union and the company agreed upon the contract's terms
- ▪ conditions with regard to payment for something; stated charges loans on favorable terms 同義詞
- ▪ agreed conditions under which a war or other dispute is brought to an end the United States played a key role in prodding the two sides to come to terms
- 5. each of the quantities in a ratio, series, or mathematical expression.
- 6. another term for terminus
- 1. give a descriptive name to; call by a specified name he has been termed the father of modern theology