Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Term"

The meaning of "Term" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa what does the term "coherent" mean exactly? I bump into it quite often, yet cannot find a good explanation.?
A: "Coherent" means "understandable"
Like this!
"His English is pretty coherent!"
"Is it coherent?"
Q: O que significa It is impossible for me to finish my term paper by tomorrow.?
A: The speaker cannot finish the term paper by tomorrow. He/she doesn't have enough time to finish it.
Q: O que significa the term boyfriend is just a term for us?
A: Usually:

A male friend that you are not romantically involved with.
Q: O que significa "serving a fourth term in office" ?
A: 大統領/首相が連続4回目就くこと(選挙でまた選ばれる)
Q: O que significa The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognised by the American Kennel Club as well as the field-bred Red Setter recognised by the Field Dog Stud Book.?
A: The American Kennel Club recognizes a show-bred dog. The Field Dog Stud Book recognizes a field-bred dog called Red Setter. "Irish Setter" is a name for both types of dog. It's a bigger group that both types fall into.

Example sentences using "Term"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com in the near term.
A: "The company is not expected to be profitable in the near term."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com in lay term.
A: I've never heard the phrase "in lay term" before, so I guess you mean "in layman's terms"!

Sorry if I was mistaken.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com term.
A: It is a common term. (term meaning word)
He has completed his term. (term meaning period of time)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com term .
A: The school term ends tomorrow

Short term

long term

How many terms left (in the school year)

Hope this helped
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com "term".
A: Check the question to view the answer

Synonyms of "Term" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre term e word ?
A: A term refers to an agreed upon word within a specific context, such as a career field (or trade), field of study, hobby, or (mayyybe) a subculture. These tend to be 'technical' or defined with precision in mind, but not necessarily. 'Term' can itself be used in the phrase 'colloquial term' for example, and a 'colloquial term' is another way of saying 'slang' or 'informal synonym.'

A word is basically defined by pronunciation, and in English (and all languages written in the Latin alphabet I know), we handily mark these with spaces. It does get more complex, as 'technically' some English 'words' are actually written with a space between, even though they are said as one word, but I think most native speakers don't notice this. (Edit: And I doubt that you will ever have to worry about this consciously.)

Of course, in some way, all words are 'terms', and you can say things like 'the Norwegian term is "Nordistikk"'. 'term' sounds more formal, and has some uses 'word' doesn't, but in many contexts they are synonymous, though with 'word' being much more common.

There are also other uses of 'term', of course, such as term = semester or a period of schooling between two holidays (ie. the spring term = the spring semester), likewise you can say 'his "term" in office' for the time someone has spent at some official position, you can be 'on friendly "terms"' with someone, and it has some specific uses in maths.

Edit: Actually, I do not know if 'word' is more common. There is an assumption that informal words are indeed more common, but I don't have any statistics to prove it. :D
Q: Qual é a diferença entre term e jargon ?
A: Yeah I think you understand what jargon is now. Plus jargon is the difficult one 😁 For terms, I think most of the time it is a single word, like backorder is a term, not sure how to make placing an order a term, but i hope you understand!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre term e jargon ?
Q: Qual é a diferença entre The term e The word ?
A: I use the word "word" when I mean one word. For example, "room" is a word.
I use the word "term" when I mean two words that are used together. For example, "living room" is a term.

Technically, "living room" can be called a word, but I don't call it a word because I don't want to confuse people who are learning English. So I call it a term.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre term e word ?
A: Term can mean multiple things, but words are what you write and speak. Language is made up of words. A term can refer to a word when talking about a specific subject, or it could mean an amount of time spent in a position or at school.

I only went for 2 terms.
He was our president for 1 term.

You could also use "in terms of". I'm not sure how to explain it, but here are some examples.

In terms of difficulty, math is the worst.
In terms of color, the car looks great.

Translations of "Term"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? 学期(term)の途中
A: In the middle of term (or semester, it depends where you are from)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? do you have a term for woman’s period time? moon time? which one is the most common?
A: The technical term is menstrual cycle, but there isn't any common slang. Women often just say "I've been on my period the past few days." or "My period lasts almost a week."
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Hey, I’m looking for a long term accommodation from July/August. I’m interested in studio . Registration is essential for me. I don't mind for anything else other than having my personal space. Please PM me to let me know your offer. Thanks.-naturally?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? What is the term to say when you say goodbye to someone? Excluding good-bye
A: Bye bye!
See you next time!
See you later!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? what’s the term to describe food which is special,only offered in certain restaurants
A: specialties? I think

Other questions about "Term"

Q: I hear the term "passive aggressive" often and I've never got it even when I read the subtitles. 😓😓 what does it mean and when do you use it?
A: I believe you could say there are many degrees of "passive aggressiveness", so it might be difficult to explain, and it can be very subtle.
It's a behavior when someone is being hostile without trying to show it.
For example, someone says a compliment without really meaning it: Imagine Bob have really big feet, and dislike this fact about himself. Alice knows that, so she compliments Bob, even though she's trying to hurt his feelings. She says: "Nice shoes" smiling. Alice just wanted to make Bob feel bad, since his shoes are old and not really nice, he is now thinking about his big feet. Alice was being passive agressive. This was just a silly example to give the idea.

Here's another one: The husband forgets his wife's birthday and don't give her a present. The wife gets sad and mad, but acts like she doesn't mind. She tries to hurt his husbands feelings and stop being lovely to him, and stop cooking for him. The husband notices that she is upset about something and asks if she is alright. She then replies "It's nothing, I'm okay", even though she's not okay. The wife was being passive aggressive.

It's not always about hurting other person's feelings, but I hope the silly examples helps you understand!
Q: "all term(? times) for learning english will be an year" soa natural?
A: @j2y2011: Correct way is:

"The term for learning English will be one year."
Q: the term used in the book and the web page seems to be a little difference. soa natural?
A: You could try, "the term used in the book and the web page seems to be a little different."
Q: What is a non-derogatory term for describing people with mixed races?( such as a person whose mother is Asian, and their father is African).
A: Or, you could say, "a biracial wo/man of Asian and African decent." It flows better.
Q: We have this term in Chinese “火柴盒楼房” to describe those boring cuboid buildings. Is there an English equivalent? Is it ok to say “buildings like matchboxes” or “matchbox-like buildings”?
A: This is my own term: "soulless buildings". I have never heard a term for these.

Personal houses that are large, boring and cheaply made are called McMansions. This combines the word mansion (a large luxurious house) with the Mc from McDonald's (the cheap hambuger restaurant that is worldwide).

A lesser known term is Garagemahal = garage + taj mahal

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases


HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Newest Questions (HOT)
Trending questions