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1‘a dictionary of current scientific and technical terms’
word, expression, phrase, turn of phrase, idiom, locution
name, title, denomination, designation, label
2terms‘a protest in the strongest possible terms’
language, mode of expression, manner of speaking, phraseology, terminology
words, phrases, expressions
3terms‘a legal document which sets out the terms of the contract’
conditions, stipulations, specifications, provisions, provisos
particulars, details, points, clauses, articles
4terms‘a policy offering the same cover and benefits on more favourable terms’
rates, prices, charges, costs, fees
5‘the President is elected for a single four-year term’
period, period of time, time, length of time, spell, stint, duration
interval, stretch, run, phase
term of office, period of office, incumbency, administration
6‘the summer term’
North American semester, trimester, quarter
1‘he has been termed the father of modern theology’
call, name, entitle, title, style, designate, describe as, dub, label, tag
1‘Charles V and Charles of Navarre came to terms’
reach, reach an agreement, reach an understanding, come to an agreement, come to an understanding, make a deal, reach a compromise, meet each other halfway, establish a middle ground, be reconciled
2‘Philippa eventually came to terms with her situation’
accept, come to accept, become reconciled to, reconcile oneself to, get used to, become accustomed to, adjust to, accommodate oneself to, acclimatize oneself to
learn to live with, become resigned to, make the best of
face up to
‘replacing the printers is difficult to justify in terms of cost’
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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