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- (mathematics) [of one variable or unit of measurement x which has a known relationship to another y] Using equivalent expressions in y in place of expressions in x; mapping x to y.
- If x=2y then 5x can be expressed in terms of y as 10y.
- (by extension) in relation to a particular aspect; with respect to; as regards; concerning; regarding.
- I switched to a different bank for better customer service, but there was little difference in terms of interest rates.
- She has no idea how she wants the house to look in terms of décor.
- 2021 February 9, Christina Newland, “Is Tom Hanks part of a dying breed of genuine movie stars?”, in BBC:
- The fact is, "dad" is a designation you could assign – at least in terms of age – to many of Hollywood's biggest male actors.
The second sense is deprecated by some as showing ignorance of the connection with the first sense, but the usage is well-established and is generally accepted as idiom.
In terms of differs from regarding in that the former usually refers to a particular aspect of a certain topic, whilst the latter is usually used to introduce a new topic.