in terms of...

in terms of (something)

1. As measured with a certain type of unit or category. We track our shipments in terms of weight, rather than individual units. The tragedy caused billions in damage, but the biggest losses were in terms of lives.
2. Regarding; in reference to. In terms of the merger, I'm afraid I can't provide any more details at this time.
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in terms of...

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in ... terms

used to show how something is explained, described or judged: In terms of money, it’s a great job.In energy terms, this new power station can produce ten times as much as the old type.
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