Synonyms for term

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : turm
Phonetic Transcription : tɜrm

Top 10 synonyms for term Other synonyms for the word term

Définition of term

Origin :
  • early 13c., terme "limit in time, set or appointed period," from Old French terme "limit of time or place" (11c.), from Latin terminus "end, boundary line," related to termen "boundary, end" (see terminus). Old English had termen "term, end," from Latin. Sense of "period of time during which something happens" first recorded c.1300, especially of a school or law court session (mid-15c.).
  • The meaning "word or phrase used in a limited or precise sense" is first recorded late 14c., from Medieval Latin use to render Greek horos "boundary," employed in mathematics and logic. Meaning "completion of the period of pregnancy" is from 1844. Term-paper in U.S. educational sense is recorded from 1931.
  • noun description of a concept
  • noun time period
  • noun limit
  • verb name something
Example sentences :
  • This was my position on the plantation a short time after school was out for the term.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • I made no objection, and was duly hired for the term of three years.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Now, she quickened her pace, anxious for the plunge that should set the term to sorrow.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The bread was genuine homemade, a term so often misused in the cities.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • It is national in the broadest sense of the term, and primative and forcible to intensity.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • The term "gentleman" has seldom been used in this sense subsequently to the Revolution.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Autographs » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • If there had been, there would have been a term for laywomen and for clergywomen.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • The method of least squares, was also discovered during his first term.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • The term immediate is used in contrast with that of gradual.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • The long winter term was over; to-day and tomorrow were to be days of examination.
  • Extract from : « Tip Lewis and His Lamp » by Pansy

Antonyms for term

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