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in terms of

Definition of in terms of

  1. —used to indicate the specific thing that is being described, thought of, etc. <The car is great in terms of gas mileage, but it's not very comfortable.> <He thinks of everything in terms of money.>



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termplay terms
  1. :  end, termination

    :  a point in time assigned to something (as a payment)

    :  the time at which a pregnancy of normal length terminates

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name


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