English definition of “term”
WORD [C] › a word or phrase that is used to refer to a particular thing, especially in a technical or scientific subject: a legal/technical term
TIME [C] › the fixed period of time when someone does an important job or is in a particular place: a prison term The government has been elected for another four-year term.
SCHOOL [C] › one of the periods of time that the school or university year is divided into: We've got a test at the end of term.
in the long/short, etc term › a long/short, etc period of time from now: The situation should improve in the long term. → See also half-term