Translation of "term" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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

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

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

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

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

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

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)