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term

term

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhrm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word or phrase for something that might be known only by people who have a particular job, interest, or hobby.
"Man on" is a term used in soccer to warn that a player is coming to take the ball away from a teammate.
synonyms:
expression, word
similar words:
denomination, jargon, name, phrase, title
definition 2: a set period of time during which something happens.
The president's term in office is four years.
synonyms:
period
similar words:
administration, reign, rule, season, span, spell, stage, stretch, time, year
definition 3: a part of the school year; semester.
I received excellent grades during the fall term.
synonyms:
session
similar words:
course, semester
definition 4: (plural) the parts of an agreement that must be followed if the agreement is to be kept; conditions.
The terms were that if I improved my grades, Mom would buy me a bike.
synonyms:
condition
similar words:
article, clause, detail, particular, point, qualification, restriction
definition 5: (plural) relationship.
My sister and I are on good terms with one another.
synonyms:
footing, relations, standing
similar words:
circumstance, position, state
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: termed, terming, terms
definition: to give a name to; call.
Because the driver was drunk, the crash was termed a crime and not an accident.
synonyms:
call
similar words:
designate, name
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