a word or group of words designating something, especially in a particular field, as atom in physics, quietism in theology, adze in carpentry, or district leader in politics.

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terms, conditions with regard to payment, price, charge, rates, wages, etc.: reasonable terms. conditions or stipulations limiting what is proposed to be granted or done: the terms of a treaty. footing or standing; relations: on good terms with someone.Obsolete. state, situation, or circumstances.
Algebra, Arithmetic. each of the members of which an expression, a series of quantities, or the like, is composed, as one of two or more parts of an algebraic expression. a mathematical expression of the form axp, axpyq, etc., where a, p, and q are numbers and x and y are variables.
Logic. the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition. the word or expression denoting the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
Also called terminus. a figure, especially of Terminus, in the form of a herm, used by the ancient Romans as a boundary marker; terminal figure.
Law. an estate or interest in land or the like, to be enjoyed for a fixed period. the duration of an estate. each of the periods during which certain courts of law hold their sessions.
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bring to terms, to force to agree to stated demands or conditions; bring into submission: After a long struggle, we brought them to terms.
come to terms, to reach an agreement; make an arrangement: to come to terms with a creditor. to become resigned or accustomed: to come to terms with one's life.

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in terms of, with regard to; concerning: The book offers nothing in terms of a satisfactory conclusion.


termly, adverbhalf-term, nounin·ter·term, adjectivemis·term, verb (used with object)
tergite, tergiversate, tergum, Terhune, teriyaki, term, termagant, Terman, term day, termer, terminable
phrase, style, word, name, language, course, duration, session, time, phase, quarter, dub, describe, call, appellation, head, moniker, designation, title, locution
a name, expression, or word used for some particular thing, esp in a specialized field of knowledgea medical term
law an estate or interest in land limited to run for a specified perioda term of years the duration of an estate, etc (formerly) a period of time during which sessions of courts of law were held time allowed to a debtor to settle
maths either of the expressions the ratio of which is a fraction or proportion, any of the separate elements of a sequence, or any of the individual addends of a polynomial or series
logic the word or phrase that forms either the subject or predicate of a proposition a name or variable, as opposed to a predicate one of the relata of a relation any of the three subjects or predicates occurring in a syllogism
Also called: terminal, terminus, terminal figure architect a sculptured post, esp one in the form of an armless bust or an animal on the top of a square pillar