term paper
noun Date: circa 1926 a major written assignment in a school or college course representative of a student's achievement during a term

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  • term paper — ☆ term paper n. a long paper or report assigned to be written by a student in a course during a school or college term …   English World dictionary

  • term paper — term papers N COUNT A term paper is an essay or report which a student writes on a subject that he or she has studied during a term at a school, college, or university. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • term paper — term .paper n AmE a long piece of written work done by college students in the US, that is the most important piece of work in their course …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • term paper — term ,paper noun count AMERICAN a long piece of writing on a particular subject that you do as part of a course in high school or college …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Term paper — A term paper is a long research paper made by a student over a term or semester which accounts for a large amount of a grade and makes up much of the course. Term papers are generally intended to describe an event or concept or argue a point.… …   Wikipedia

  • term paper — noun a composition intended to indicate a student s progress during a school term • Hypernyms: ↑composition, ↑paper, ↑report, ↑theme * * * noun, pl ⋯ pers [count] US : a long essay that usually requires research and that is written by a student… …   Useful english dictionary

  • term paper — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms term paper : singular term paper plural term papers American a long piece of writing on a particular subject that you do as part of a course in high school, college, or university …   English dictionary

  • term paper — term′ pa′per n. edu a long essay or report written by a student as a major assignment over the span of a semester • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • term paper — noun A substantial research paper written by a student over an academic term or semester which accounts for a large amount of a grade and makes up much of the course …   Wiktionary

  • term paper — Synonyms and related words: article, causerie, descant, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, essay, etude, examination, excursus, exposition, feature, first approach, homily, introductory study, lucubration, memoir, monograph,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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