What is term?

  • (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
    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 ...
Nymph - Modern Sexual Connotations
... 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 behavior at a level high enough to be ... Due to widespread use of the term among lay persons (often shortened to nympho) and stereotypes attached, professionals nowadays prefer the term hypersexuality, which can refer to males and ...
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 interesting ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "term":

  • (noun): A word or expression used for some particular thing.
    Example: "He learned many medical terms"
  • (verb): Name formally or designate with a term.
  • (noun): A limited period of time.
    Example: "A prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
  • (noun): Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
    Example: "The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
  • (noun): (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement.
    Synonyms: condition
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word term:

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

    We term sleep a death ... by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
    Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

    Frankly, I do not like the idea of conversations to define the term “unconditional surrender.” ... The German people can have dinned into their ears what I said in my Christmas Eve speech—in effect, that we have no thought of destroying the German people and that we want them to live through the generations like other European peoples on condition, of course, that they get rid of their present philosophy of conquest.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)