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Noun

Singular
term

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  1. A limitation, restriction or regulation.
    terms and conditions
  2. A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
  3. Relations among people.
    We are on friendly terms with each other.
  4. A part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year in Britain; Michaelmas term, Lent term or Easter term, the equivalent to the American semester.
  5. (mathematics) any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a + or - sign in an overall expression
    All of these terms cancel out.
  6. a duration of a set length; a period in office of fixed length.
    He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.
    near-term, mid-term and long-term goals
  7. (computing) a terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force
  9. (astrology) an essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart

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Verb

Infinitive
to term

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to term (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.
    • 1867, Charles Sanders Peirce, On a New List of Categories,  
      Abstraction or prescision ought to be carefully distinguished from two other modes of mental separation, which may be termed discrimination and dissociation.

Dutch

Noun

term (plural termen, diminutive termpje)

  1. term; A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
  2. (mathematics) term; One of the addends in a sum

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