Meaning of TERM in English
noun the menses.
2. term ·noun a fixed period of time; a prescribed duration.
3. term ·noun in scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
4. term ·noun a piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
5. term ·noun a space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation.
6. term ·noun the time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes.
7. term ·noun a member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.
8. term ·noun that which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
9. term ·noun the time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.
10. term ·noun to apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
11. term ·noun 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.
12. term ·noun the subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
13. term ·noun propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.
14. term ·noun 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.
15. term ·noun 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, ·noun, 2 and 3.
xvi. term ·noun 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.
xvii. term ·noun 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 English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012