In analogy to natural language, where a noun phrase and a whole sentence refers to an object and a fact, respectively, in mathematical logic, a term and a formula denotes a mathematical object and a mathematical fact, respectively. In particular, terms appear as components of a formula.

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  1. Limitation, restriction or regulation.
  2. Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.
  3. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  4. A point, line, or superficies that limits.
    A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.
  5. A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
    "Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.
  6. Relations among people.
  7. Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
  8. Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or table.
  9. The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  10. A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.
  11. Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
  12. A terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal.
  13. The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.
  14. 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.
  15. A menstrual period.
  16. A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.


  1. To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.

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