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term  


      n  
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  
7      (Law)  
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  
9      (Logic)  
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      (Also called)    terminal, terminus, terminal figure     (Architect)   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       10  
12    Archaic   a boundary or limit  
      vb  
13    tr   to designate; call  
he was termed a thief        (See also)        terms  
     (C13: from Old French terme, from Latin terminus end)  
  termly      adv  


distributed term  
      n     (Logic)   a term applying equally to every member of the class it designates, as doctors in no doctors are overworked  
Easter term  
      n   the term at the Inns of Court following the Hilary term  
half term  
      n     (Brit. education)  
a    a short holiday midway through an academic term  
b    (as modifier)  
a half-term holiday     
Hilary term  
      n   the spring term at Oxford University, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments  
     (C16: named after Saint Hilary of Poitiers)  
inkhorn term  
      n   an affectedly learned and obscure borrowing from another language, esp. Greek or Latin  
law term  
      n  
1    an expression or word used in law  
2    any of various periods of time appointed for the sitting of law courts  
Lent term  
      n   the spring term at Cambridge University and some other educational establishments  
long-term  
      adj  
1    lasting, staying, or extending over a long time  
long-term prospects     
2      (Finance)   maturing after a long period of time  
a long-term bond     
long-term memory  
      n     (Psychol)   that section of the memory storage system in which experiences are stored on a semipermanent basis  
   Compare       short-term memory  
major term  
      n     (Logic)   the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism, also occurring as the subject or predicate in the major premise  
Michaelmas term  
      n   the autumn term at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments  
middle term  
      n     (Logic)   the term that appears in both the major and minor premises of a syllogism, but not in the conclusion,   (Also called)    mean, middle  
minor term  
      n     (Logic)   the subject of the conclusion of a syllogism, also occurring as the subject or predicate in the minor premise  
short-term  
      adj  
1    of, for, or extending over a limited period  
2      (Finance)   extending over, maturing within, or required within a short period of time, usually twelve months  
short-term credit, short-term capital     
short-term memory  
      n     (Psychol)   that section of the memory storage system of limited capacity (approximately seven items) that is capable of storing material for a brief period of time  
   Compare       long-term memory  
term.  
      abbrev. for  
1    terminal  
2    termination  
term insurance  
      n   life assurance, usually low in cost and offering no cash value, that provides for the payment of a specified sum of money only if the insured dies within a stipulated period of time  
Trinity term  
      n   the summer term at the Inns of Court and some educational establishments  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
n.
bitch (alternative term)
n.
slang term for male scrotum
n.
vulgar term for "anus"
n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
n.
term used to describe a woman's legs
[Slang] E.g: She is pretty and has some great gams.
adj.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
n.
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
n.
term referring to a pile of clothes left on a chair
[Slang]
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
[Slang]
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
n.
A software proposal is a detail-oriented document clearly outlining the objectives of the project like technical , terms and financial aspects of the software project .These software proposals helps the Business Professionals to automate routine tasks.

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