A prescribed period of time; especially, thelength of time a borrower has to pay off a loan,or the duration of a lease.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
term (noun)
a) - end termination , also a point in time assigned to something (as a payment)
b) the time at which a pregnancy of normal length - terminates had her baby at full term
a) a limited or definite extent of time , especially the time for which something lasts - duration tenure term of office lost money in the short term
b) the whole period for which an estate is granted , also the estate or interest held by one for a term
c) the time during which a court is in session
provisions that determine the nature and scope of an agreement - conditions terms of sale liberal credit terms
a) a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject - legal terms
b) expression of a specified kind - described in glowing terms
a) a unitary or compound expression connected with another by a plus or minus sign
b) an element of a fraction or proportion or of a series or sequence
a) mutual relationship - footing on good terms
b) - agreement concord come to terms after extensive negotiations
c) a state of acceptance or understanding - came to terms with the failure of his marriage
any of the three substantive elements of a syllogism
a quadrangular pillar often tapering downward and adorned on the top with the figure of a head or the upper part of the body
division in a school year during which instruction is regularly given to students
term (verb)
transitive verb
to apply a term to - call name
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
term (noun)
a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position
hitch, stint, tenure, tour
shift, watch; go, turn; duration, standing, time; cycle, span, spell, stretch; life, life span, lifetime, run
term (noun)
a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field
expression, term
linguistic form, monosyllable, morpheme, speech form; polysyllable; collocation, idiom, locution, phrase; archaism, coinage, colloquialism, euphemism, loanword, modernism, neologism, vernacularism
term (verb)
to give a name to
baptize, call, christen, clepe, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, title
brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname
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