Definition of term of art in English:

term of art


  • A word or phrase that has a precise, specialized meaning within a particular field or profession.

    ‘‘public domain’ is a term of art in copyright law and you shouldn't throw it around if you don't know what it means’
    • ‘the email was sent to me as ‘deep background’—a journalistic term of art that means ‘you need to know this, but forget who told you’’
    • ‘Actually, 'cult stock' is a pretty established term of art on Wall Street.’
    • ‘Debtor in possession is the bankruptcy term of art for the entity which files a Chapter 11.’
    • ‘Active cyberdefense is a term of art widely understood to include offensive actions in cyberspace taken with defensive purposes in mind.’
    • ‘Now the term of art is that you earn an 'award seat.'’
    • ‘The technical term of art used by NSA to describe these operations is computer network exploitation.’
    • ‘"Undue hardship" is a legal term of art which imposed different obligations on different employers.’
    • ‘White jousted with the firm's attorney over terms of art, legal definitions, names for various entities.’
    • ‘The words and terms of art used at the time can be interpreted by what they meant under Common Law at the time of founding.’
    • ‘The framework is trying to walk a fine line between accepted terms of art and plain language.’
    • ‘Harmonization is a trade term of art that often indicates that strong regulations and protections are going to be taken down to the lowest common denominator.’
    • ‘In this blog, I use "insurance" loosely, as a lay term of art for any service that you pay an up-front fee for in return for possible later expense coverage.’
    • ‘The term of art 'technical default' refers to violation of any other loan terms.’