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Noun: terminal  tur-m(u-)nul [N. Amer], tur-mi-nul [Brit]
  1. Station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    - terminus, depot
  2. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    - pole
  3. Either extremity of something that has length
    "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix";
    - end
  4. Electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
Adjective: terminal  tur-m(u-)nul [N. Amer], tur-mi-nul [Brit]
  1. Occurring at or forming an end or termination
    "terminal leave";
    - concluding, final, last
  2. Causing or ending in or approaching death
    "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer"
  3. Of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route
    "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges"
  4. Relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time
    "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments"
  5. Being or situated at an end
    "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable";
    - endmost

Derived forms: terminals

See also: closing, fatal, killing

Type of: contact, electronic equipment, extremity, station, tangency

Antonym: intermediate

Part of: battery, electric battery, electrical device, transit, transportation, transportation system

Encyclopedia: Terminal