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terminus ad quem

[ter-mi-noo s ahd kwem; English tur-muh-nuh s ad kwem] /ˈtɛr mɪˌnʊs ɑd ˈkwɛm; English ˈtɜr mə nəs æd ˈkwɛm/
Latin.
1.
the end to which; aim; goal; final or latest limiting point.
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terminus ad quem

/ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs æd ˈkwɛm/
noun
1.
the aim or terminal point
Word Origin
literally: the end to which
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