A term is a word or expression with a specific meaning, especially one which is used in relation to a particular subject.
a name, expression, or word used for some particular thing, esp in a specialized field of knowledge
the terms of a business transaction that is conducted in ready money
the terms and conditions under which an institution extends credit to a person
the terms or conditions concerning the payment of something
in terms of:
If you talk about something in terms of something or in particular terms, you are specifying which aspect of it you are discussing or from what point of view you are considering it.
if you are on speaking terms with someone, you are quite friendly with them and often talk to them
a degree of acquaintance in which you know someone well enough to visit
bring to terms:
to reduce to submission ; force to agree
come to terms:
to reach acceptance or agreement
in real terms:
You can also talk about the cost or value of something in real terms .
on good terms:
If two people are on good terms or on friendly terms, they are friendly with each other.
on your terms:
If you do something on your terms, you do it under conditions that you decide because you are in a position of power .
terms of trade:
the ratio of export prices to import prices. It measures a nation's trading position, which improves when export prices rise faster or fall slower than import prices
in general terms:
If you describe something in general terms, you describe it without giving details .
on speaking terms:
If you are on speaking terms with someone, you are quite friendly with them and often talk to them.
terms of payment:
The terms of payment of a sale state how and when an invoice is to be paid .
terms of reference:
Terms of reference are the instructions given to someone when they are asked to consider or investigate a particular subject, telling them what they must deal with and what they can ignore .
the end of a pregnancy that lasted the full nine months
Half-term is a short holiday in the middle of a school term.
a term of imprisonment imposed by a court
an expression or word used in law
the spring term at Cambridge University and some other educational establishments
Something that is long-term has continued for a long time or will continue for a long time in the future .
come to terms with:
If you come to terms with something difficult or unpleasant, you learn to accept and deal with it.
in particular terms:
If you say something in particular terms, you say it using a particular type or level of language or using language which clearly shows your attitude .
terms and conditions:
The terms and conditions of your insurance coverage are the rules that govern it as defined by the insurer .
think in terms of:
If you say that you are thinking in terms of doing a particular thing, you mean that you are considering it.
a university term spent in the field, such as a term spent in another country as part of a foreign language course
the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism, also occurring as the subject or predicate in the major premise
the subject of the conclusion of a syllogism, also occurring as the subject or predicate in the minor premise
contradiction in terms:
a term, phrase, or phenomenon containing self-contradictory parts
in no uncertain terms:
If you say that someone tells a person something in no uncertain terms, you are emphasizing that they say it strongly and clearly so that there is no doubt about what they mean .
on first name terms:
If two people are on first-name terms, they know each other well enough to call each other by their first names, rather than having to use a more formal title .
the term at the Inns of Court following the Hilary term
the spring term at Oxford University, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments
a term which is not written in a contract but to which it is necessary to comply with or adhere to
an affectedly learned and obscure borrowing from another language, esp Greek or Latin
The medium-term is the period of time which lasts a few months or years beyond the present time, in contrast with the short term or the long term.
the term that appears in both the major and minor premises of a syllogism, but not in the conclusion
The policy term is the lifetime of an insurance policy.
the period in a school or university between the Easter and summer vacation
the summer term at the Inns of Court and some educational establishments
a contradiction in terms:
If you say that something is a contradiction in terms, you mean that it is described as having a quality that it cannot have.
the autumn term at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments
denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh year
on equal terms/on the same terms:
If two people or groups compete on equal terms or on the same terms, neither of them has an advantage over the other.
to be on first-name terms:
(of two people) knowing each other well enough to call each other by their first names, rather than having to use a more formal title .
a term applying equally to every member of the class it designates, as doctors in no doctors are overworked