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

  1. I have a term paper due next week.

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First Known Use of term paper

1873


TERM PAPER Defined for English Language Learners

term paper

noun

Definition of term paper for English Language Learners

  • : 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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