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Definition of term verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] term somebody/something + noun/adj. (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they term
he / she / it terms
past simple termed
-ing form terming
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to use a particular name or word to describe someone or something At his age, he can hardly be termed a young man. REM sleep is termed “active” sleep.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: term