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a technical/medical/legal/scientific term
In simple terms, you need more exercise.
The president condemns terrorism in the strongest possible terms.
Darwin originally coined the term “natural selection.”
In practical terms, this change is unlikely to affect many people.
in political/economic/artistic terms
The savings, both in terms of time and money, could be considerable.
What classes are you taking this term?
You will be required to take an exam at the end of the term.
In 1988 he was reelected for a five-year term.
Her term of office ends in September.
She’s serving a 15-year term.
He received a prison term of six months.
Finance costs are collected over the term of the loan.
I was employed on a fixed-term contract of two years.
She worried that she could not carry a child to term.
a full-term baby/pregnancy
He had little choice but to accept their terms.
We have agreed the terms of the lease.
Under the terms of the 1947 Constitution, legislative authority is vested in the Assembly.
Do you agree to these terms and conditions?
He negotiated the terms for their release from prison.
He’s still on friendly terms with his first wife.
I’m on friendly terms with my ex-wife.
They had to somehow come to terms.
She needed time to come to terms with her grief.
They had, in their terms, been reduced to poverty.
Athletes need to know they are competing on equal terms.