Span and Term


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Span noun – The distance or interval between two points.
Term is a synonym for span in period topic. In some cases you can use "Term" instead a noun "Span", when it comes to topics like live, time, duration, distance.
Nearby Word: spanned
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Term noun – A fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position.
Usage example: elected for a two-year term as mayor

Span is a synonym for term in live topic. You can use "Span" instead a noun "Term", if it concerns topics such as time, time period.
Nearby Words: termless, termed, termer
Synonyms for Term

How words are described

broad broad span broad term
full full span full term
long long span long term
exact exact span exact term
Other adjectives: common, specific, short, original, single, entire, longer.

Common collocations

species span species term species
times span times term times
shields span shields term shields

Both words in one sentence

  • Tim Taylor Technology In the latter case, this is mostly a short term solution as too much power will cause issues of its own and long term exposure to overvolting will reduce the life span of the device.
  • Max from Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: He has no long term memory, the attention span of a fly and no social skills, but he has latent psychic powers which are linked to Toys.
    Source: The Rainman
  • Video Game / Dwarf Fortress Birth rates don't come close to matching a successful fort's immigration rate or basically any fort's death rate, so children won't really give many long-term benefits even if you are patient and successful enough to have the same fortress span multiple generations.
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Term and Span. (2016). Retrieved 2021, May 08, from
Span & Term. N.p., 2016. Web. 08 May. 2021. <>.
Term or Span. 2016. Accessed May 08, 2021.

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