term paper


Definition of term paper

: a major written assignment in a school or college course representative of a student's achievement during a term

Examples of term paper in a Sentence

I have a term paper due next week.
Recent Examples on the Web New Jersey holdings in Unilever total approximately $182 million in stocks, bonds and short-term paper, according to the Treasury Department. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2021 Notwithstanding the numerous theories put forth in your impassioned term paper, the skull? Simon Webster, The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2021 When asked to grade the Rams’ offseason, Snead answered by comparing it to a term paper. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Or what if a computer could organize your thoughts for you, and come up with a new movie script, term paper or workplace presentation that’s more likely to have an impact? Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 Someone could write a term paper on the overlap between the books. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 And the truth is that, with the possible exception of a term paper or tricky new math concept, his work in high school hasn’t been particularly difficult! Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2021 The secret to putting together the perfect dorm room food stash is really just to select items that will actually get eaten, whether the student is running between classes, up late working on a term paper, or just hanging out with friends. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2020 Short-term paper instruments have to be repaid within a year from the date of issue. Rodrigo Olivares-caminal, Quartz Africa, 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of term paper

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Term paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/term%20paper. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of term paper

: a long essay that usually requires research and that is written by a student as part of a course or class


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