Term

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Definition

the terms (of a contract): the conditions, the stipulations (of a contract)
noun
to come to term to reach the end
to come to terms (with something) to accept, to finally agree
a University term a semester, a trimester
terms of endearment affectionate names (eg. 'dear', 'darling', 'baby', 'honey', etc.)

a term (in politics): a period of time (in politics) in which a person or political party is in power
noun

a term (in language): a word, an expression, a name for something
noun

short-term, medium-term, long-term: lasting a short, medium or long amount of time

Examples

  • "Those are our terms."
  • "Is that a motoring term?"
  • "Are we willing, to accept the terms and conditions of our arrangement?"
  • "Managers come in many different shapes and forms. There are many types of managers and many different terms that describe different managers."
  • "Still, Miracle Juices' founders, Bruno Delavigne and Horatio Oléré, have refused to accept the initial terms of the offer, leading to prolonged bargaining sessions behind closed doors."
  • "The preferred term is 'gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender'."
  • "I accept your terms."
  • "Of the many trendy movements gaining popularity within elitist circles, the 'local food' movement may have the most momentum. The term describes the growing preference of some consumers to eat only locally or regionally-produced food rather than food which has traveled great distances before arriving on their plate."
  • "Lawyer : Uh, Mr. Capone, for legal purposes, I'd like you to refrain from using the term 'gangster' to describe yourself."
  • "You of all people should know that 'Indian giver' isn't an acceptable term."

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