|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.|
|1.||a name, expression, or word used for some particular thing, esp in a specialized field of knowledge: a medical term|
|2.||any word or expression|
|3.||a limited period of time: his second term of office; a prison term|
|4.||any of the divisions of the academic year during which a school, college, etc, is in session|
|5.||a point in time determined for an event or for the end of a period|
|6.||Also called: full term the period at which childbirth is imminent|
|a. an estate or interest in land limited to run for a specified period: a term of years|
|b. the duration of an estate, etc|
|c. (formerly) a period of time during which sessions of courts of law were held|
|d. time allowed to a debtor to settle|
|8.||maths either of the expressions the ratio of which is a fraction or proportion, any of the separate elements of a sequence, or any of the individual addends of a polynomial or series|
|a. the word or phrase that forms either the subject or predicate of a proposition|
|b. a name or variable, as opposed to a predicate|
|c. one of the relata of a relation|
|d. any of the three subjects or predicates occurring in a syllogism|
|10.||architect terminal, terminus, Also called: terminal figure a sculptured post, esp one in the form of an armless bust or an animal on the top of a square pillar|
|11.||Australian rules football the usual word for quarter|
|12.||archaic a boundary or limit|
|13.||(tr) to designate; call: he was termed a thief|
|[C13: from Old French terme, from Latin terminus end]|
A limited period of time.
The end of a normal gestation period.
|term (tûrm) Pronunciation Key
in the visual arts, element consisting of a sculptured figure or bust at the top of a stone pillar or column that usually tapers downward to a quadrangular base. Often the pillar replaces the body of the figure, with feet sometimes indicated at its base. The pillar itself may be a separate object (i.e., a pedestal for the head or other sculpture), in which case it is called a terminal pedestal.
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