** Term ** may refer to:

- Term (language) , a noun or compound word used in a specific context: meaning
- Technical term , part of the specialized vocabulary of a particular field
- Scientific terminology , terms used by scientists

- Technical term , part of the specialized vocabulary of a particular field

## Law

- Contractual term , a legally binding provision
- Payment (or credit) terms , a part of an invoice; when you'll have to pay and what discount you'll get by paying early. Like "2/10 net 30".

## Lengths of time

- Term (time) , a fixed period of time
- Academic term , a division of the academic year in which classes are held. For English-speaking university academic terms, see:
- Term of office , the length of time a person serves in a particular office
- Term of patent , the maximum period during which a patent can be maintained in force
- Term of a pregnancy
- Prison sentence , a time served in a prison

## Mathematics and physics

- Term (logic) , a component of a logical or mathematical expression (not to be confused with term logic, or Aristotelian logic)
- Addends , arguments to the addition operator
- Ground term , a term with no variables
- Term algebra , the algebra of mathematical terms

- Term logic , an approach to logic that began with Aristotle and that was dominant until the advent of modern predicate logic
- Term symbol , a concept in quantum mechanics

## Other uses

- Term (architecture) or terminal form, a human head and bust that continues as a square tapering pillar-like form
- Term (computers) or terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal
- Term, Iran , a village in Mazandaran Province, Iran
- Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring , the vigilance and monitoring wing of the Indian Department of Telecommunications

## See also

- Maxterms and minterms , in Boolean algebra
- Tern (disambiguation)
- Terme (disambiguation)
- Termeh , a type of textile