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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?
How many weeks is it till the end of term?
He trains five times a week during term time.
In 1988 he was re-elected 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.
The committee was set up under the terms of a voluntary agreement.
Do you agree to these terms and conditions?
He negotiated the terms for their release from prison.
They had somehow to 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.
He's still on friendly terms with his first wife.
I'm on friendly terms with my ex-wife.
They are on first-name terms (=they call each other by their first names).
She wanted the relationship to be all on her terms.