noun, plural: terms
(2) The menses, or the periodic discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women.
(mathematics) Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
(logic) Each of the two concepts being compared or related in a proposition.
(2) A limitation, boundary or restriction, especially one that limits the extent of anything.
(3) A duration or period of a set length; a prescribed duration: as in a term of six years, etc.
Word origin: Middle English terme < Old French terme < Latin terminus (“‘a bound, boundary, limit, end, in Medieval Latin also a time, period, word, covenant, etc.’”)