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term

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1 a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position
  • elected for a two-year term as mayor

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2 a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field
  • what's the term for the odd feeling that you've experienced an event before?

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term

verb

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to give a name to
  • the armed forces began a rescue mission termed Operation In and Out

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The first known use of term was in the 13th century

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“Term.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/term. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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