Synonyms of term
1 wordDictionary • What's the medical term for a heart attack?
word • The word `ginseng' comes from the Chinese word `Shen-seng'.
name • I don't even know if Sullivan is his real name.
expression • He uses some remarkably coarse expressions.
title • Her husband was honoured with the title 'Sir Denis'.
phrase • the Latin phrase, `mens sana in corpore sano'
designation • Level 4 alert is a designation reserved for very serious incidents.
appellation (formal) • They called him the King of Pork. He never minded the appellation.
locution • 'Sister boy' - that's an odd locution if ever there was one.
2 sessionDictionary • the summer term
session • an emergency session of parliament
course • In the course of the 1930s steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
3 periodDictionary • a 12-month term of service
period • a period of a few months
time • For a long time I didn't tell anyone.
spell • There has been a spell of dry weather.
while • They walked on in silence for a while.
season • birds arriving for the breeding season
space • They've come a long way in a short space of time.
interval • There was a long interval of silence.
span • The batteries had a life span of six hours.
duration • the duration of the trial
4 conclusionDictionary • Older women are just as capable of carrying a baby to term.
conclusion • At the conclusion of the programme, viewers were invited to phone in.
end • She brought the interview to an abrupt end.
close • His retirement brings to a close a glorious chapter in British football history.
finish • I intend to see the job through to the finish.
culmination • This week's events are the culmination of a long-running row between the two countries.
callDictionary • He had been termed a temporary employee.
call • They called their daughter Mischa.
name • My mother insisted on naming me Horace.
label • Too often the press are labelled as bad boys.
style • people who would like to style themselves as arms dealers
entitle • an instrumental piece entitled `Changing States'
tag • The critics still tagged him with his old name.
dub • He dubbed her the most exciting woman in the world.
designate • one man interviewed in our study, whom we shall designate as `Mr E'
denominate • he saw scarcely a single elevation that he cared to denominate a hill
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appellation (formal)An appellation is a name or title that a person, place, or thing is given.
• They called him the King of Pork. He never minded the appellation.
• They called their daughter Mischa.
closeThe close of a period of time or an activity is the end of it. To bring or draw something to a close means to end it.
• His retirement brings to a close a glorious chapter in British football history.
Thesaurus for term from the Collins English Thesaurus
a name, expression, or word used for some particular thing, esp in a specialized field of knowledge