term paper

noun

: 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 This form of generative AI can craft emails, standup routines, recipes, or college term papers in seconds. Jen Easterly, Foreign Affairs, 3 Jan. 2024 Did that student write that term paper, or was it generated by AI? John Blake, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 How often would those sources be acceptable on an eighth-grade term paper? Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2024 Powerful chatbots can potentially do everything from preparing course catalogs to developing quizzes for administrators and educators to researching term papers for students. John Rogers, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2023 By pinpointing patterns in the text, these systems learn to generate text of their own, including term papers, poetry and computer code. Cade Metz, New York Times, 18 July 2023 Reflecting on his experience in a college term paper, Westerveld pointed out the hypocrisy of guilt-tripping guests about towels while the hotel was hastily building more bungalows. TIME, 13 Oct. 2023 The chatbot that millions of people have used to write term papers, computer code and fairy tales doesn’t just do words. Kashmir Hill, New York Times, 18 July 2023 By pinpointing patterns in the text, these systems learn to generate text of their own, including term papers, poetry, and computer code. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of term paper was in 1873

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“Term paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/term%20paper. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

term paper

noun
: a major written assignment in a school or college course involving a student's individual research and study in a subject area
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