Term

Term may refer to:

  • Term (language) or terminology, a noun or compound word used in a specific context: meaning
  • Term (computers) or terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
  • Term (architecture) or terminal form, a human head and bust that continues as a square tapering pillar-like form
  • Technical term, part of the specialized vocabulary of a particular field
  • Scientific terminology, terms used by scientists
  • Contractual term, a legally binding provision

Lengths of time:

  • Academic term, a division of the academic year in which classes are held
  • Easter term
  • Lent term
  • Michaelmas term
  • Term of office, the length of time a person serves in a particular office
  • Term of patent, the maximum period during which a patent can be maintained in force

In mathematics:

  • Term (mathematics), a component of a mathematical expression
  • Term (logic), a component of a logical expression
    • Ground term, a term with no variables
    • Term algebra, the algebra of mathematical terms
  • Term symbol, a concept in quantum mechanics

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Civilization
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Famous quotes containing the word term:

    Why did you give no hint that night
    That quickly after the morrow’s dawn,
    And calmly, as if indifferent quite,
    You would close your term here, up and be gone
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    When “reality” is sought for at large, it is without intellectual import; at most the term carries the connotation of an agreeable emotional state.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)

    Art, if one employs this term in the broad sense that includes poetry within its realm, is an art of creation laden with ideals, located at the very core of the life of a people, defining the spiritual and moral shape of that life.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)