Date and Term


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Date noun – The period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress.
Usage example: the embarrassingly short date of most of his romances

Term is a synonym for date in duration topic. In some cases you can use "Term" instead a noun "Date", when it comes to topics like period of time, time period, point in time, deadline.
Nearby Word: dated
Synonyms for Date


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Term noun – A fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position.
Date is a synonym for term in period of time topic. You can use "Date" instead a noun "Term", if it concerns topics such as time period, deadline.
Nearby Words: termless, termed, termer
Synonyms for Term

How words are described

old old date old term
special special date special term
exact exact date exact term
specific specific date specific term
Other adjectives: short, right, original, proper, single, actual, entire, real, new, final, official, next, last, different.

Common collocations

thanks date thanks term thanks

Both words in one sentence

  • A variation in the second episode when Sherlock thinks he's proposing that he and John go on a date, owing to the fact that he has no idea what the term means.
    Source: Not a Date
  • The episode was important at the time because the term "date rape" had only recently been coined and attitudes toward sexual assault were changing.
    Source: Date Rape
  • Literature / Under the Dome Next Sunday A.D.: A specific date is never given, but it probably takes place during President Obama's second term as one car is described as having a faded Yes we STILL can bumper sticker on it.
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Term or Date. 2016. Accessed June 24, 2021.

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