ETYM French terme, Latin termen, -inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end.
In architecture, a pillar in the form of a pedestal supporting the bust of a human or animal figure. Such objects derive from Roman boundary marks sacred to Terminus, the god of boundaries.
1. A limited period of time.
2. A word or expression used for some particular thing.
3. Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
4. One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition.
5. The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; SYN. full term.
To name formally or designate with a term.