terms of reference

Definition of terms of reference

British
: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

term play terms
  1. : a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

  2. : expression of a specified kind

  3. : a limited or definite extent of time

  1. : to apply a term to : call, name

reference play
  1. : the act of referring or consulting

  2. : a bearing on a matter : relation

  3. : something that refers: such as

  1. : used or usable for reference

  1. : to supply with references

  2. : to cite in or as a reference

  3. : to put in a form (such as a table) adapted to easy reference


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