What is term?

  • (noun): The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent.
    Example: "A healthy baby born at full term"
    Synonyms: full term
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on term, terms:

Nymph - Modern Sexual Connotations
... their own volition, and are completely outside male control, the term is often used for women who are perceived as behaving similarly ... the Negligent 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 to engage in human sexual behavior ... Due to widespread use of the term among lay persons (often shortened to nympho) and stereotypes attached, professionals nowadays prefer the term hypersexuality, which ...
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 clearly defined human society ...
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, Long ... 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 Iris Sawyer—one ... In the late 1970s, the term referred to presentations consisting of multi-projector slide shows timed to an audio track ...
Vice-Chancellor Of Germany - History
... 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 ...
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 ... 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): (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): (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement.
    Synonyms: condition
  • (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): A word or expression used for some particular thing.
    Example: "He learned many medical terms"
  • (verb): Name formally or designate with a 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:

    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)

    In eloquence, the great triumphs of the art are when the orator is lifted above himself; when consciously he makes himself the mere tongue of the occasion and the hour, and says what cannot but be said. Hence the term abandonment, to describe the self-surrender of the orator.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)