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what does the phrase in XX terms mean. I know it should refer to something like in XX aspect / from the perspective of XX
But I have no idea what the following sentence mean:
People are better off in economic terms.
Does it mean ppl are well off? They are wealthy but they may not be doing so well in other facets like health?
There are similar phrases: in absolute/broad/relative/practical terms. Do they mean
exactly / generally / relatively / practically ?
Much obliged if someone can cast some light on this.
PS: I have tried to check several dictionaries but in vain.
In "economic terms" means: in the subject area of economics
Thanks a lot
what about the others
in absolute terms = in an absolute sense?
Could you give me some examples thanks
In the sample sentence you orginally posted, in economic terms means in manners concerning their personal economic well-being.
You must provide a complete sentence using the word term for us to give you the meaning, since the word has several meanings.
in terms of exactitude, in exact terms
in terms of generalities, in general terms
in terms of relative positions/relative wealth/relative happiness,..., in relative terms
in terms of practicalities, in practical terms
Saying 'in terms of...' is a device for extending your list of 4 adverbs to (almost) infinity.