Definition of in terms of (or in — terms) in English:

in terms of (or in — terms)

phrase

  • With regard to the particular aspect or subject specified.

    ‘replacing the printers is difficult to justify in terms of cost’
    ‘sales are down by nearly 7 percent in real terms’
    • ‘Almost entirely grey in moral terms, it's bright and innovative in all other respects.’
    • ‘The last ceremony was a success in ratings terms, attracting half of the TV audience in Scotland.’
    • ‘In terms of academic freedom, however, the process has hardly been progressive.’
    • ‘He began justifying the war in human rights terms.’
    • ‘In terms of diversity, students said they had more opportunities to talk with students who had different backgrounds.’
    • ‘The cost in financial terms is soaring, the cost in emotional terms is unmeasurable.’
    • ‘While this is plenty of distance in everyday terms, in astronomical terms, it is a very near miss.’
    • ‘This is not yet a company that has made it in commercial terms, and there is always a chance that it will not get there.’
    • ‘In terms of finance it brings in more than half a million pounds extra revenue over one weekend.’
    • ‘They look good but are relatively tasteless and are less than ideal in nutritional terms.’
    with regard to, as regards, regarding, concerning, as to, in respect of, with reference to, in the matter of, in connection with
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