term paper

noun

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 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, "Food Staples Every Dorm Room Needs," 26 June 2020 Short-term paper instruments have to be repaid within a year from the date of issue. Rodrigo Olivares-caminal, Quartz Africa, "Africa needs to be wary of the unintended consequences with a moratorium on its debt," 11 May 2020 The punch makes holes in the plastic term paper covers that are fastened to the posts. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: UCSF using 3-D printing to make much-needed face shields for health care workers," 11 Apr. 2020 McConnell told those assembled at the swearing-in ceremony in Louisville about how Walker wrote a term paper that described the 1994 midterm election returns as the most exciting thing in his then-18-year-old life. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "5 things to know about Judge Justin Walker and his backing by Sen. Mitch McConnell," 5 May 2020 And there’s both frustration and elation because final exams and term papers were dropped. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "Are 2020 seniors heroes?," 21 Apr. 2020 Some idled 3-D printers in the campus crafts studio — along with a box of rubber bands and the plastic covers used on term papers — are helping UCSF crank out hundreds of face shields for hospital workers. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: UCSF using 3-D printing to make much-needed face shields for health care workers," 11 Apr. 2020 The concept was born in the U.S. through a term paper written in 2000 by University of Maryland graduate student Giblert Chleicki. al, "Diverging diamond interchange races toward completion despite coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 The concept was born in the U.S. through a term paper written in 2000 by University of Maryland graduate student Giblert Chleicki. al, "Diverging diamond interchange races toward completion despite coronavirus," 2 Apr. 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 30 Sep. 2020.

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term paper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of term paper

US : 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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