Definition of term paper in English:

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term paper

Pronunciation: /ˈtərm ˌpāpər/


North American
A student’s lengthy essay on a subject drawn from the work done during a school or college term.
Example sentences
  • I was amazed to find it was on the shelves at Brooklyn College when a student there cited it in his term paper.
  • I put hours of work into a term paper and the only person who knew or cared about the results was the teacher who assigned it.
  • In the fall of 1965, I was working on a term paper for a geography class at the University of Alaska.

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Syllabification: term pa·per

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