terminus ad quem

terminus ad quem

[ter-mi-noos ahd kwem; English tur-muh-nuhs ad kwem] ,
Latin.
the end to which; aim; goal; final or latest limiting point.
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terminus ad quem (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs æd ˈkwɛm)
 
n
the aim or terminal point
 
[literally: the end to which]

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