Translation of "term" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

term

noun uk /tɜːm/ us /tɝːm/
TIME 時間

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

期,期限
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

學期
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。
→ Compare quarter , semester

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

合約期
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

預產期
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

長期/中期/短期來看
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。
DESCRIPTION 描述

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

術語,專門名稱;措詞
"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

污辱性稱呼
term of endearment

a kind or friendly name to call someone

暱稱
in terms of/in ... terms

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

在…方面;從…方面來說;根據…來看
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

毫不含糊地,直截了當地
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

用強烈的措詞等
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。
RULES 規則
terms B2 [ plural ]

the conditions that control an agreement, arrangement, or activity

條件;條款
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.

以分期付款方式
on equal terms also on the same terms

having the same rights, treatment, etc.

平等地;同等地
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

(研究或報告的)討論事項
verb [ T ] uk /tɜːm/ us /tɝːm/

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

把…稱為,把…叫作
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。
suffix uk / -tɜːm/ us / -tɝːm/
long/medium/short-term

lasting a long/medium/short time

長期/中期/短期的
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)