What is term?

  • (noun): A limited period of time.
    Example: "A prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on term, terms:

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 ... 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 ...
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 ... as discothèque fare.” Two years later, in 1968, the term "multimedia" was re-appropriated to describe the work of a political consultant, David Sawyer ... In the late 1970s, the term referred to presentations consisting of multi-projector slide shows timed to an audio track ...
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 ... similar 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 ...
Nymph - Modern Sexual Connotations
... 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 ... Nymph (1956) by Erle Stanley Gardner is derived from this meaning of the word.) The term nymphomania was created by modern psychology as referring to a "desire ... Due to widespread use of the term among lay persons (often shortened to nympho) and stereotypes attached, professionals nowadays prefer the term hypersexuality ...
Vice-Chancellor Of Germany - History
... 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 ...

More definitions of "term":

  • (noun): Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
    Example: "The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
  • (verb): Name formally or designate with a term.
  • (noun): A word or expression used for some particular thing.
    Example: "He learned many medical terms"
  • (noun): One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition.
    Example: "The major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
  • (noun): The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent.
    Example: "A healthy baby born at full term"
    Synonyms: full term
  • (noun): (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement.
    Synonyms: condition
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word term:

    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)

    As the term of my relief from this place [Washington, D.C.] approaches, it’s drudgery becomes more nauseating and intolerable, and my impatience to be with you at Monticello increases daily.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Be near me when I fade away,
    To point the term of human strife,
    And on the low dark verge of life
    The twilight of eternal day.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)