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:

Vice-Chancellor Of Germany - History
... the office 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 ...
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 ... any 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
... and are completely outside male control, the term is often used for women who are perceived as behaving similarly. 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 at a level high enough to ... 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 ...
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 Island ... multi-media music-cum-visuals 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
... (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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "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 word or expression used for some particular thing.
    Example: "He learned many medical terms"
  • (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
  • (verb): Name formally or designate with a term.
  • (noun): Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
    Example: "The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"

Famous quotes containing the word term:

    Punks in their silly leather jackets are a cliché. I have never liked the term and have never discussed it. I just got on with it and got out of it when it became a competition.
    John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten)

    Orlando. Who stays it still withal?
    Rosalind. With lawyers in the vacation; for they sleep
    between term and term, and then they perceive not how Time
    moves.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)