Translation of "term" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /tɜːm/ us /tɝːm/

term noun (TIME)

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

He served a short term for drunk driving. 他因酒後駕駛被監禁。
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. 這屆政府的任期年底屆滿。

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. 在英國,春季學期從一月份開始,到復活節前夕結束。
US Our college has three terms that we call trimesters.
UK We're very busy in term-time (= during the term). 學期裡我們很忙。

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

The lease on our house is near the end of its term. 我們房子的租賃期快滿了。

[ 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). 她上次懷孕是足月生的。
a full-term pregnancy 足月妊娠
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. 作出這決定短期來說我們的代價會較大,但從長期看是有益處的。

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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". 「毫無阻礙地」是法律用語,意思為「自由地」。
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. 從經濟方面來說,這個專案計劃並不成功。
In terms of money, I was better off in my last job. 就賺錢而言,我上一份工作賺得更多。
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). 她直截了當地告訴他自己對他的行為有何看法。
in strong, etc. terms

using language that clearly shows your feelings

He complained in the strongest terms. 他以極其強烈的措詞表達自己的不滿。
She spoke of his achievements in glowing terms (= in a very approving way). 談到他的成就,她讚不絕口。

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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 僱傭條款
Under the terms of their contract, employees must give three months' notice if they leave. 根據合約條款,僱員離職必須提前三個月通知公司。
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. 英國公司和海外公司將平等競爭政府的合約。
terms of reference formal

the matters to which a study or report is limited


termverb [ T ]

uk /tɜːm/ us /tɝːm/

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

Technically, a horse that is smaller than 1.5 metres at the shoulder is termed a pony. 嚴格地說,肩高低於1.5米的馬稱為矮種馬。


uk / -tɜːm/ us / -tɝːm/

lasting a long/medium/short time

The project will have long-term benefits. 這個專案計劃將帶來長期好處。

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