term noun (TIME)
He was sentenced to a 150-year prison term for cheating thousands of ordinary people out of their savings.
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
- The government is elected for a five-year term of office.
- The school term ends on the ninth of July.
- Next term we shall study plants and how they grow.
- At the beginning of term, students are supplied with a list of books that they are expected to read.
- He served a 13-year jail term.
term noun (DESCRIPTION)
in terms of/in ... terms
in no uncertain terms
in strong, etc. terms
- "Speed bump" now seems to be the generally accepted term for those ridges in the road that slow traffic down.
- Some people think that "fireman" is a sexist term, and prefer the politically correct term "firefighter".
- The terms "drinking problem" and "alcohol abuse" are often interchangeable.
- There is a useful glossary of technical terms at the back of the book.
- "Idiot!" is a mild term of abuse.
term noun (RULES)
terms B2 [ plural ]
- They could take legal action against you if you break the terms of the contract.
- Both sides in the conflict have agreed to the terms of the peace treaty.
- They have broken the terms of the agreement on human rights.
- The UN will dictate the terms of troop withdrawal from the region.
- We'll hold him to the exact terms of the contract.
on easy terms
on equal terms also on the same terms