Synonyms of 'terms'
1 languageDictionary, terminology, phraseologyThe video explains in simple terms how the tax works.
2 conditionsDictionary, particulars, provisionsthe terms of the Helsinki agreement
3 relationshipDictionary, standing, footingWe shook hands and parted on good terms.
come to terms
in terms of
Many people object to the use of in terms of as an all-purpose preposition replacing phrases such as `as regards', `about', and so forth in a context such as the following: In terms of trends in smoking habits, there is good news. They would maintain that in strict usage it should be used to specify a relationship, as in: Obesity is defined in terms of body mass index, which involves a bit of cumbersome maths. Nevertheless, despite objections, it is very commonly used as a link word, particularly in speech.
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