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the terms (of a contract): the conditions, the stipulations (of a contract)
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

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

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


  • "Are we willing, to accept the terms and conditions of our arrangement?"
  • "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."
  • "Is that a motoring term?"
  • "You of all people should know that "Indian giver" isn't an acceptable term."
  • "Those are our terms."
  • "Lawyer : Uh, Mr. Capone, for legal purposes, I'd like you to refrain from using the term "gangster" to describe yourself."
  • "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."
  • "I accept your terms."
  • "The preferred term is "gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender"."

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