terms of reference
Definition of terms of reference
: a description of what must be dealt with and considered when something is being done, studied, etc. The terms of reference for the committee are narrow and specific.
Word by Word Definitions
: a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject
: expression of a specified kind
: a limited or definite extent of time
: to apply a term to : call, name
: used or usable for reference
: constituting a standard for measuring or constructing
: to supply with references
: to cite in or as a reference
: to put in a form (such as a table) adapted to easy reference
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