Translation of "term" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


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

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

He received a prison term for drunk driving. 他因酒後駕駛被監禁。
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。

[ 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. 在英國,春季學期從一月份開始,到復活節前夕結束。
We're very busy in term-time (= during the term). 學期裡我們很忙。

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

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

[ 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). 她上次懷孕是足月生的。
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。

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