Direct terms

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Direct terms

The price of a unit of foreign currency in domestic currency terms, such as $.9850/Euro for a US resident. See: Indirect terms.

Direct Terms

In foreign exchange, the expression of a currency in terms of one unit of a different currency. For example, to say there are two U.S. dollars per one British pound is to express the dollar in direct terms to the pound. See also: Indirect terms, Currency pair.
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Given below are American terms, followed by equivalent British ones in parentheses.
But Mr Balls, who is also visiting the US capital, said: "Any politician trying to become President who said they weren't up for a debate would immediately, in American terms, be labelled as 'yellow'.
In American terms, it's an open-faced sandwich, and it takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
by Lalit K Jha on 20 May, 2014 - 10:45 WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): An eminent think-tank on Monday asked the Obama administration to clearly inform the Afghan people and the incoming government know about the conditions for continued support and make sure they accepted the American terms.
The author finds the religious certainty of da Gama's era unpleasant and prefers the certainties of his own multi-culturalism (he eschews BC and AD for the American terms, BCE and CE) but his sermons are short and can easily be ignored.
In American terms, it means that the country will glide from a balanced competition between two parties to a stable one-party state.
Classed as a compact sedan in American terms, the Cruze features four-door coupe styling and has a sizzling close-to-the-ground stance which draws many second glances.
She also elucidated that the Federal Government would never get in to agreement against the national interests and in this connection some opportunists were airing baseless propaganda against the incumbent Government regarding to concede before the American terms and conditions to approve Kerry-Lugar bill.
The book uses English woodworking terms, but there is a comparison of English and American terms at the end.
In American terms this is about as cringe-worthy as that famous footage of Tony Blair trying to play keepy-uppy with Kevin Keegan during his first stint at Newcastle.
As I was pleased to find, Gunston has included American terms not found even in American dictionaries.
American terms such as Clintonite and October Surprise are included, plus two conspiracy terms - deep throat and grassy knoll.

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