term of artterm of art
a word or phrase having a particular meaning specific to an occupation or field
term of art
nounpl. terms of art
A term that has a specialized or restricted meaning within a particular field or trade.
Origin of term of artTranslation of New Latin terminus artis : terminus, boundary, term + artis, genitive of ars, art, science, trade.
(plural terms of art)
- A term whose use or meaning is specific to a particular field of endeavor.
term of art - Legal Definition
A word specific to a specific discipline and having a special meaning within that discipline other than what it is understood to mean in common usage. For example, in computer jargon, “to burn” is to record a CD, and “to rip” is to record a DVD.