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A Term Word is a word string with specialized meaning in some domain.



  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminology
    • QUOTE: Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound words that in specific contexts are given specific meanings, meanings that may deviate from the meaning the same words have in other contexts and in everyday language. The discipline Terminology studies among other things how such terms of art come to be and their interrelationships within a culture. Terminology differs from lexicography in studing concepts, conceptual systems, and their labels (terms), whereas lexicography study words and their meanings.

      Terminology thus denotes a discipline which systematically studies the labelling or designating of concepts particular to one or more subject fields or domains of human activity, through research and analysis of terms in context, for the purpose of documenting and promoting consistent usage. This study can be limited to one language or can cover more than one language at the same time (multilingual terminology, bilingual terminology, and so forth) or may focus on studies of terms across fields.


  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=term
    • S: (n) term (a word or expression used for some particular thing) "he learned many medical terms"
    • S: (n) term (a limited period of time) "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
    • S: (n) condition, term ((usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement) "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"
    • S: (n) term (any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial) "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
    • S: (n) term (one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition) "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
    • S: (n) term, full term (the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent) "a healthy baby born at full term"
    • S: (n) terminus, terminal figure, term ((architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome)
    • S: (v) term (name formally or designate with a term)

  • http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Term
    • 1. A limitation, restriction or regulation. terms and conditions
    • 2. A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
    • 3. Relations among people. We are on friendly terms with each other.
    • 4. A part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year in Britain; Michaelmas term, Lent term or Easter term, the equivalent to the American semester.
    • 5. (mathematics) any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a + or - sign in an overall expression. All of these terms cancel out.
    • 6. a duration of a set length; a period in office of fixed length.
    • 7. (computing) a terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
    • 8. (of a patent) the maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force
    • 9. (astrology) an essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart
  • CYC Glossary http://www.cyc.com/cycdoc/ref/glossary.html
    • term: A term is anything that can be an argument to a predicate or function. Variables are terms. Constants, both atomic constants and reified NATs, are terms. Non-reified NATs are terms. Numbers, strings, or even entire formulas can serve as terms.





  • http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~billw/nlpdict.html#term
    • 1. Used in the logical form language to describe constants and expressions that describe objects.
    • 2. Used in FOPC to refer to a class of objects that may be defined, recursively, as follows:
      • a constant is a term;
      • a variable is a term;
      • a function f applied to a suitable number of terms t1, t2, ..., tn is a term: f(t1, t2, ..., tn).
    • 3. Used to refer to certain types of Prolog language constructs