Significado de “term” - en el Diccionario Inglés


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term noun (TIME)

[ C ] the fixed period of time that something lasts for:

He served a short term for drunk driving.
He was sentenced to a 150-year prison term for cheating thousands of ordinary people out of their savings.
The government's term of office (= the period in which they have power) expires at the end of the year.

A2 [ C ] one of the periods into which a year is divided at school, college, or university:

In Britain, the spring term starts in January and ends just before Easter.
US Our college has three terms that we call trimesters.
UK We're very busy in term-time (= during the term).

[ C ] formal the period of time that a legal agreement lasts for:

The lease on our house is near the end of its term.

[ U ] specialized biology the end of a pregnancy when a baby is expected to be born:

Her last pregnancy went to term (= the baby was born after the expected number of weeks).
a full-term pregnancy
in the long/medium/short term

B2 for a long, medium, or short period of time in the future:

This decision will cost us more in the short term, but will be beneficial in the long term.

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term noun (DESCRIPTION)

B2 [ C ] a word or expression used in relation to a particular subject, often to describe something official or technical:

"Without let or hindrance" is a legal term that means "freely".
term of abuse

an unkind or unpleasant name to call someone

term of endearment

a kind or friendly name to call someone

in terms of/in ... terms

B2 used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing:

In financial terms, the project was not a success.
In terms of money, I was better off in my last job.
in no uncertain terms

C2 in a very clear way:

She told him what she thought of his behaviour in no uncertain terms (= she made her disapproval very clear).
in strong, etc. terms

using language that clearly shows your feelings:

He complained in the strongest terms.
She spoke of his achievements in glowing terms (= in a very approving way).

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term noun (RULES)

terms B2 [ plural ]

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the conditions that control an agreement, arrangement, or activity:

terms of employment
Under the terms of their contract, employees must give three months' notice if they leave.
on easy terms

UK If you buy something on easy terms, you pay for it over a period of time.

on equal terms also on the same terms

having the same rights, treatment, etc.:

All companies will compete for the government contract on equal terms.
terms of reference formal

the matters to which a study or report is limited

termverb [ T ]

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(Definición de term del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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termnoun [ C ]

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term noun [ C ] (TIME)

a period of time during which something lasts:

Watson’s term as chairman expired last month.
He served a prison term for robbery.
This budget plan is good for the long term but it hurts in the short term.

A term can be one of the periods into which a year is divided at a school or college:

I’m taking computer programming during the fall term.

term noun [ C ] (EXPRESSION)

a word or phrase used in relation to a particular subject:

Erikson is said to have coined the term "identity crisis."

mathematics A term is also any number, variable (= symbol), or product (= result of mutiplying).

termverb [ T ]

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term verb [ T ] ()

to give something a name or to describe it with a particular expression:

None of the problems was termed serious.

(Definición de term del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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[ C ] the period of time that something lasts for:

Friendly society bonds run for a minimum term of 10 years.
They proposed to increase the term of copyright.
The current interest rate of 7.75% is fixed for the term of the loan.
Conventional gilts promise to pay a fixed income over a fixed term.
The policy didn't reach its full term.

[ C ] the period of time during which someone is in a job or position, or that a government is in power:

The appointments are for a fixed term of 12 months.
We're in the eighth month of our term of office.

[ C ] FINANCE the period of time before something becomes due for payment:

They are seeking bonds with a term of 10 years.

[ C or U ] the end of a period of time, for example when an agreement ends:

The endowed fund will reach term next year.

[ C ] a word or expression used in relation to a particular subject, often for something official or technical:

legal/medical/technical term Labor negotiations had reached an "impasse," a legal term in labor law.
His favourite word was "loyal", a general term of approval.
We use the term "burn-out" to mean that they grow bored and lose the drive to improve and innovate.

[ C ] one of the conditions of an agreement, arrangement, or activity:

There may be a term in the contract that excludes this.
We have agreed compensation terms.
Employers know that if they do not offer attractive terms and conditions, they cannot expect to recruit the best.
under the terms of an agreement/a contract/a deal Under the terms of the merger agreement, the company becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the larger firm.

[ plural ] the conditions for payment that you agree to when you buy or sell something:

Their payment terms are sixty days.
on attractive/favourable/good terms The South Africans rescheduled Mozambique's debt on favourable terms.
be on good/bad/excellent terms (with sb)

to have a good, etc. relationship with sb:

He's on excellent terms with all of the sales staff.
in real terms

used to describe the real level or amount of something, when you consider all the things that affect it, especially inflation:

In the past 10 years, gross income has increased by 22% in real terms.
Total expenditure will rise in real terms by 3.3% a year.
in ... terms

saying something in a particular way:

She made her disagreement clear, in the strongest possible terms.
They spoke in glowing terms of his achievements.
in terms of sth also in ... terms

used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing:

In terms of emissions cleanliness, sugar ethanol is considered superior.
World-wide, stock prices rose in dollar terms.
Employees evaluate their salary not in absolute terms but relative to their co-workers.
in the long/medium/short term

for a long, medium or short period of time in the future:

In the long term, universities will cut jobs.
The business seeks to do very well in the short term and in the long term.
on equal terms (with sb/sth)

having the same rights or getting the same treatment as someone else:

They felt that they were not being allowed to compete on equal terms with local companies.

termverb [ T ]

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to use a particular word or expression to describe something:

term sth sth The CEO spent the past year on what he termed "gardening leave".
term sb sth Some people might term her mean.
term sth as sth He sought to play down what he termed as "mere speculation".

(Definición de term del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)