Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A term that has a specialized or restricted meaning within a particular field or trade.

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  • noun A term whose use or meaning is specific to a particular field of endeavor.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of New Latin terminus artis : terminus, boundary, term + artis, genitive of ars, art, science, trade.]

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