terms of reference

Ⅰ.
terms of reference
the subjects or questions which a study or report is intended to include: »

The inquiry's terms of reference included the consideration of pay and conditions in the fire service.

Main Entry: reference
Ⅱ.
terms of reference UK US noun [plural]
the areas, subjects, etc. that an organization or inquiry has been ordered to deal with: »

Many of these complaints fall outside the ombudsman's terms of reference.


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  • terms of reference — 1. A guiding statement defining the scope of an investigation or similar piece of work 2. The scope itself • • • Main Entry: ↑refer terms of reference see under ↑refer • • • Main Entry: ↑term * * * terms of reference UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • Terms of reference — Terms of reference, abbreviated as TOR, describe the purpose and structure of a project, committee, meeting, negotiation, etc. When used with regards to a project, they can also be known as a project charter. Terms of reference should document… …   Wikipedia

  • terms of reference — Ⅰ. ► terms of reference Brit. the scope of an inquiry or discussion. Main Entry: ↑term Ⅱ. ► terms of reference the scope and limitations of an activity or area of knowledge. Main Entry: ↑reference …   English terms dictionary

  • terms of reference — allude to a mutual agreement under which a command, element, or unit exercises authority or undertakes specific missions or tasks relative to another command, element, or unit. Also called TORs …   Military dictionary

  • terms of reference — noun plural MAINLY BRITISH the instructions that someone must follow when they study or examine something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • terms of reference — N PLURAL Terms of reference are the instructions given to someone when they are asked to consider or investigate a particular subject, telling them what they must deal with and what they can ignore. [FORMAL] The government has announced the terms …   English dictionary

  • terms of reference — /ˌtɜ:mz əv ref(ə)rəns / plural noun areas which a committee or an inspector can deal with ● Under the terms of reference of the committee, it cannot investigate complaints from the public. ● The committee’s terms of reference do not cover exports …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • terms of reference — plural noun See reference (def. 14) …   Australian English dictionary

  • terms of reference — acte de mission (франц.) = Schiedsauftrag (нем.) документ, принимаемый составом арбитража после консультаций со сторонами в начале арбитражного разбирательства. В арбитраже МТП (ICC Rules) акт о полномочиях арбитров, документ, излагающий вопросы …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • terms of reference — area of authorization, field of jurisdiction (of a committee) …   English contemporary dictionary

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