Term

Term may refer to:

  • Term (language) or terminology, a noun or compound word used in a specific context: meaning
  • Term (computers) or terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
  • Term (architecture) or terminal form, a human head and bust that continues as a square tapering pillar-like form
  • Technical term, part of the specialized vocabulary of a particular field
  • Scientific terminology, terms used by scientists
  • Contractual term, a legally binding provision

Lengths of time:

  • Academic term, a division of the academic year in which classes are held
  • Easter term
  • Lent term
  • Michaelmas term
  • Term of office, the length of time a person serves in a particular office
  • Term of patent, the maximum period during which a patent can be maintained in force

In mathematics:

  • Term (mathematics), a component of a mathematical expression
  • Term (logic), a component of a logical expression
    • Ground term, a term with no variables
    • Term algebra, the algebra of mathematical terms
  • Term symbol, a concept in quantum mechanics

Famous quotes containing the word term:

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    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    The developments in the North were those loosely embraced in the term modernization and included urbanization, industrialization, and mechanization. While those changes went forward apace, the antebellum South changed comparatively little, clinging to its rural, agricultural, labor-intensive economy and its traditional folk culture.
    C. Vann Woodward (b. 1908)

    It’s given new meaning to me of the scientific term black hole.
    Don Logan, U.S. businessman, president and chief executive of Time Inc. His response when asked how much his company had spent in the last year to develop Pathfinder, Time Inc.’S site on the World Wide Web. Quoted in New York Times, p. D7 (November 13, 1995)