- That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity;
- The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a
term of five years; the term of life.
- In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period
during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school
year is divided into three terms.
- A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the
term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
- A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration
- The limitation of an estate; or rather, the whole time for
which an estate is granted, as for the term of a life or lives, or for
a term of years.
- A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his
- The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of
- The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the
three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
- A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely
limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a
science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term.
- A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of
a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; -- called also terminal figure.
See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
- A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or
cd in ab - cd.
- The menses.
- Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when
assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the
- In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.
- A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
- To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.