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Main Entry: 1term
Pronunciation: primarystresstschwarm
Function: noun
1 : 1END 1b
2 : a fixed period of time; especially : the time for which something lasts : DURATION <served two terms> <the new school term>
3 plural : conditions that limit the nature and scope of something (as an agreement) <could not accept their terms>
4 a : a word or expression that has an exact meaning in some uses or is limited to a particular field <legal terms> b plural : words of a particular kind <spoke in glowing terms>
5 a : a mathematical expression (as 3x in x2 + 3x - y) connected to another by a plus or a minus sign b : an element (as a numerator) of a fraction or proportion
6 plural a : personal relationship <on good terms with the neighbors> b : AGREEMENT 1b <come to terms after much compromise> c : a state of acceptance or understanding <came to terms with not making the team>
- in terms of : with respect to or in relation to <thinks of everything in terms of money>
- on one's own terms : in accordance with one's wishes : in one's own way <prefers to live on his own terms>

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