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Dictionary definition for: Term

1. (n) a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"

2. (v) name formally or designate with a term

3. (n) a limited period of time; "a prison term" "he left school before the end of term"

4. (n) (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; "the contract set out the conditions of the lease" "the terms of the treaty were generous"

5. (n) any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"

6. (n) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

7. (n) the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"

8. (n) (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

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