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pronunciation:
tuhrm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word or phrase that names something, esp. in a particular field.
the nautical term, "alee"
synonyms:
expression, word
similar words:
appellation, denomination, designation, jargon, locution, name, nomenclature, phrase, terminology, title, vocable
definition 2: the fixed period of time during which something happens.
a president's term in office
synonyms:
period
similar words:
administration, reign, rule, season, span, spell, stage, stretch, tenure, time, tour, year
definition 3: a division of the school year; semester.
synonyms:
session
similar words:
course, semester, trimester
definition 4: (pl.) the conditions under which an agreement is maintained.
the terms of the contract
synonyms:
condition, provision
similar words:
article, clause, detail, particular, point, proviso, qualification, restriction, stipulation
definition 5: (pl.) relations; standing.
on good terms with one another
synonyms:
footing, relations, standing
similar words:
circumstance, position, state
definition 6: the natural end of a period of pregnancy.
The baby was born before term.
similar words:
time
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: termed, terming, terms
definition: to give a name to; call.
The act was termed a loan rather than a theft.
synonyms:
call, style, tag
similar words:
designate, dub, name
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