Translation of "term" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

term

noun (TIME) 时间 uk us /tɜːm/ US  /tɝːm/

[ C ] the fixed period of time which something lasts for

期,期限
He received a prison term for drunk driving. 他因酒后开车被监禁。
The Government's term of office (= The period in which they have power) expires at the end of the year. 这届政府的任期年底届满。

[ C ] mainly UK (US usually semester, also quarter) one of the periods into which a year is divided at school, college or university

学期
In Britain, the spring term starts in January and ends just before Easter. 在英国,春季学期从元月份开始,到复活节前夕结束。
We're very busy in term-time (= during the term). 学期里我们很忙。

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

合同期
The lease on our house is near the end of its term. 我们房子的租赁期快满了。

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

预产期
Her last pregnancy went to term (= The baby was born after the expected number of weeks). 她上次怀孕是足月生的。
a full-term pregnancy 足月妊娠
in the long/medium/short term

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

长期/中期/短期来看
Taking this decision will cost us more in the short term, but will be beneficial in the long term. 作出这一决定短期来说我们的代价会较大,但从长期看是有益处的。

(Translation of “term noun (TIME)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)