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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for term in the sense of this definition

(term is a kind of ...) a sculpture representing a human or animal

(term belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 2: any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree

(term is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Definition 3: a word or expression used for some particular thing - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he learned many medical terms

(term is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of term ) something that refers; a term that refers to another term

Definition 4: one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the major term of a syllogism must occur twice

(term is a kind of ...) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

(... is a kind of term ) (logic) the first term of a proposition

(... is a kind of term ) the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion

(... is a kind of term ) the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion

(... is a kind of term ) a categorematic expression; a term capable of standing alone as the subject or predicate of a logical proposition

"names are called categorems"

(... is a kind of term ) the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion

(... is a kind of term ) a term in a proposition that is related to the referent of the proposition

(... is a kind of term ) the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate

(... is a kind of term ) (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula

"`Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates"

(... is part of term) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

Definition 5: (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the contract set out the conditions of the lease
  • the terms of the treaty were generous

Synonyms for term in the sense of this definition

(term is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is part of term) the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business" "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

(term is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 6: a limited period of time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a prison term
  • he left school before the end of term

(term is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of term ) the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

"he served a prison term of 15 months" "his sentence was 5 to 10 years" "he is doing time in the county jail"

(... is a kind of term ) the time during which a school holds classes

"they had to shorten the school term"

(... is a kind of term ) the term during which some position is held

(term is a part of ...) middle of an academic term or a political term in office

Definition 7: the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent - [noun denoting time]

Samples where term or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a healthy baby born at full term

Synonyms for term in the sense of this definition

(term is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is part of term) the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

Definition 8: name formally or designate with a term - [verb of communication]

(term is a kind of ...) assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

"They named their son David" "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

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