What is term?

  • (noun): Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
    Example: "The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on term, terms:

Vice-Chancellor Of Germany - History
... has always been widely known as Vizekanzler, this has never been the official term ... The official term since 1949 is Stellvertreter des Bundeskanzlers (Deputy to the Chancellor), however this term is seldom used outside very formal contexts ...
Multimedia - Terminology - History of The Term
... The term multimedia was coined by singer and artist Bob Goldstein (later 'Bobb Goldsteinn') to promote the July 1966 opening of his "LightWorks at L'Oursin" show at Southampton ... to debut as discothèque fare.” Two years later, in 1968, the term "multimedia" was re-appropriated to describe the work of a political consultant, David Sawyer, the husband of ... In the late 1970s, the term referred to presentations consisting of multi-projector slide shows timed to an audio track ...
Civilization
... Civilization (or civilisation) is a sometimes controversial term that has been used in several related ways ... Primarily, the term has been used to refer to the material and instrumental side of human cultures that are complex in terms of technology, science, and division of labor ... There is a tendency to use the term in a less strict way, to mean approximately the same thing as "culture" and therefore, the term can more broadly refer to any important and ...
Nymph - Modern Sexual Connotations
... mate with men or women at their own volition, and are completely outside male control, the term is often used for women who are perceived as behaving similarly ... Stanley Gardner is derived from this meaning of the word.) The term nymphomania was created by modern psychology as referring to a "desire to engage in human sexual ... Due to widespread use of the term among lay persons (often shortened to nympho) and stereotypes attached, professionals nowadays prefer the term ...
Slashdot Effect - Terminology
... According to the Jargon File, the term "Slashdot effect" refers to phenomenon of a website becoming virtually unreachable because too many people are hitting it after the site was mentioned in an ... effect from being listed on a popular site, similar to the more generic term, flash crowd, which is a more appropriate term ... The term "flash crowd" was coined in 1973 by Larry Niven in his science fiction short story, Flash Crowd ...

More definitions of "term":

  • (noun): (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement.
    Synonyms: condition
  • (noun): A word or expression used for some particular thing.
    Example: "He learned many medical terms"
  • (noun): The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent.
    Example: "A healthy baby born at full term"
    Synonyms: full term
  • (noun): One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition.
    Example: "The major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  • (noun): (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.
    Synonyms: terminus, terminal figure
  • (noun): A limited period of time.
    Example: "A prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
  • (verb): Name formally or designate with a term.

Famous quotes containing the word term:

    ... feminism is a political term and it must be recognized as such: it is political in women’s terms. What are these terms? Essentially it means making connections: between personal power and economic power, between domestic oppression and labor exploitation, between plants and chemicals, feelings and theories; it means making connections between our inside worlds and the outside world.
    Anica Vesel Mander, U.S. author and feminist, and Anne Kent Rush (b. 1945)

    There’s no term to the work of a scientist.
    Walter Reisch (1903–1963)

    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)