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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TERMED

He was by no means what is termed a sportsman, yet he was somewhat fond of shooting.

Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."

As she herself could have assigned no cause for her repugnance, it might be termed instinctive.

He had less of what might be termed self-indulgence in this feeling than Lamb.

Then Ned, from a baseball standpoint of safety, did what might be termed a foolish thing.

These are termed "organs," and the whole together is called "organic."

The submerged portion of a yacht is, as in all other boats, termed the hull.

One day he even reproached Therese with what he termed her coldness for Laurent.

I have mentioned that we have several enclosures that may be termed gardens.

The Ionian, he replied, and the Lydian; they are termed 'relaxed.'

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., terme "limit in time, set or appointed period," from Old French terme "limit of time or place" (11c.), from Latin terminus "end, boundary line," related to termen "boundary, end" (see terminus). Old English had termen "term, end," from Latin. Sense of "period of time during which something happens" first recorded c.1300, especially of a school or law court session (mid-15c.).

The meaning "word or phrase used in a limited or precise sense" is first recorded late 14c., from Medieval Latin use to render Greek horos "boundary," employed in mathematics and logic. Meaning "completion of the period of pregnancy" is from 1844. Term-paper in U.S. educational sense is recorded from 1931.

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