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ter·mi·nal

 (tûr′mə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of, at, relating to, or forming a limit, boundary, extremity, or end: the terminal moraine of a glacier.
2. Botany Growing or appearing at the end of a stem, branch, stalk, or similar part.
3. Of, at, relating to, or being the end of a section or series; final. See Synonyms at last1.
4. Of or relating to a transportation terminal: stopped at the terminal bar for a drink.
5. Relating to or occurring in a term or each term: terminal inventories.
6. Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal: terminal cancer; a terminal patient.
7. Informal Extreme: terminal boredom.
n.
1. A point or part that forms the end.
2. An ornamental figure or object placed at the end of a larger structure; a finial.
3. Electricity
a. A position in a circuit or device at which a connection is normally established or broken.
b. A passive conductor at such a position used to facilitate the connection.
4.
a. An end of a railroad or other transportation line, or a station at such an end.
b. A building in an airport where travelers board and get off airplanes.
c. A town at the end of a transportation line.
5. Computers A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, through which data or information can be entered or displayed.

[Middle English, from Latin terminālis, from terminus, boundary.]

ter′mi·nal·ly adv.

terminal

(ˈtɜːmɪnəl)
adj
1. of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary: a terminal station; terminal buds.
2. of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term: terminal leave.
3. (Pathology) (of a disease) terminating in death: terminal cancer.
4. informal extreme: terminal boredom.
5. (Commerce) of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse: a terminal service.
n
6. a terminating point, part, or place
7. (Electronics)
a. a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit
b. a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point
8. (Computer Science) computing a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer
9. (Architecture) architect
a. an ornamental carving at the end of a structure
b. another name for term10
10. (Railways)
a. a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight
b. a less common name for terminus
11. a purpose-built reception and departure structure at the terminus of a bus, sea, or air transport route
12. a site where raw material is unloaded, stored, in some cases reprocessed, and reloaded for further transportation, esp an onshore installation designed to receive offshore oil or gas from tankers or a pipeline
13. (Anatomy) physiol
a. the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries
b. either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein
c. the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs
[C15: from Latin terminālis, from terminus end]
ˈterminally adv

ter•mi•nal

(ˈtɜr mə nl)

adj.
1. situated at or forming the end or extremity of something: a terminal bud.
2. occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; closing; concluding.
3. pertaining to or lasting for a term or definite period; occurring at fixed terms or in every term: terminal payments.
4. pertaining to, situated at, or forming the terminus of a railroad.
5. pertaining to or placed at a boundary, as a landmark.
6. occurring at or causing the end of life: a terminal disease.
n.
7. a terminal part of a structure.
8.
a. a point of termination or a major junction within a transportation system.
b. the structures and service facilities located at a terminal.
9. any device for entering information into a computer or receiving information from it, as a keyboard with video display unit.
10.
a. the mechanical device by which an electric connection to an apparatus is established.
b. the point where current enters or leaves any conducting component in an electric circuit.
11. a carving or the like at the end of something, as a finial.
12. Also called ter′minal fig′ure. a herm.
[1480–90; late Middle English < Latin terminālis <termin(us) end]
ter′mi•nal•ly, adv.

ter·mi·nal

(tûr′mə-nəl)
1. Electricity A position in a circuit or device at which a connection can be made or broken. See Note at battery.
2. Computer Science A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, by which one can read, enter, or manipulate information in a computer system.

terminal

A facility designed to transfer cargo from one means of conveyance to another. (Conveyance is the piece of equipment used to transport cargo; i.e., railcar to truck or truck to truck. This is as opposed to mode, which is the type of equipment; i.e., ship to rail, rail to truck.) See also facility.

terminal

A device connected to a computer allowing input and output of data.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terminal - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goodsterminal - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
air terminal, airport terminal - a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, coach station - a terminal that serves bus passengers
cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, train depot, train station - terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
subway station - a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
2.terminal - a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
anode - the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
electric battery, battery - a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
negative pole - the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate
positive pole - the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate
3.terminal - either extremity of something that has lengthterminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
bitter end - (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
bitthead - the upper end of a bitt
heel - the lower end of a ship's mast
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
magnetic pole, pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
railhead - the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
terminus - either end of a railroad or bus route
yardarm - either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship
nerve end, nerve ending - the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"
heel - one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
end point, endpoint, terminus, termination - a place where something ends or is complete
destination, goal, finish - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
extremity - the outermost or farthest region or point
tip - the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
4.terminal - electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
job-oriented terminal - a terminal designed for a particular application
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
link-attached station, link-attached terminal, remote station, remote terminal - a terminal connected to a computer by a data link
Adj.1.terminal - of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges"
2.terminal - relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments"
3.terminal - being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
4.terminal - occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
closing - final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
5.terminal - causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer"
fatal - bringing death

terminal

adjective
2. dying, incurable, near death a hospital for terminal patients
3. final, last, closing, finishing, concluding, ultimate, terminating Endowments pay a terminal bonus at maturity.
final first, opening, beginning, initial, commencing, introductory
4. end, extreme the terminal part of the vertebrate intestine
5. complete, total, absolute, utter, real, thorough, downright, out-and-out Anti-government uprising had threatened terminal chaos.
noun
1. terminus, station, depot, end of the line Only the original ochre facade of the nearby railway terminal remains.
2. workstation, monitor, PC, VDU, visual display unit He sits at a computer terminal 40 hours a week.

terminal

adjective
1. Of or relating to a terminative condition, stage, or point:
2. Coming after all others:
Translations
طَرَف تَوْصيل، مِرْبَططَرَفِيّمَحَطَّةٌ نِهَائِيَّةمَحَطَّة قِطارنِهائي
konečná staniceletištní/odbavovací budovanevyléčitelnýterminálv konečném stadiu
dødeligterminalpol
kuolemaan johtavaterminaali
terminalterminalan
kivezetésterminálvégállapotú
flugstöîólæknandi, sem er á lokastigiskaut, póll, úttakumferîarmiîstöîútstöî
ターミナル末期の
(병이) 말기의종점
gnybtasnepagydomaipaskutinės stadijosstotisterminalas
aviosabiedrības pārstāvniecībagalastacijalidostapēdējā stadijāspaile
koncovkaletisková budovaterminálv konečnom štádiu
končna postajaterminal
obotligterminal
ที่อยู่ในขั้นร้ายแรงสถานีปลายทาง
terminaluçbirimgarkutup
gagiai đoạn cuối

terminal

[ˈtɜːmɪnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= incurable) [cancer, patient, case] → terminal, en fase terminal
the government's problems may be terminallos problemas del gobierno pueden no tener solución
to be in (a state of) terminal declineestar en un estado de declive irreversible
2. (= utter) [boredom] → mortal; [adolescent] → incorregible, impenitente
an act of terminal stupidityun acto de una estupidez supina
B. N
1. (Elec) → borne m, polo m (Comput) → terminal m
2. [of bus, train] → terminal f
terminal buildingedificio m de la terminal

terminal

[ˈtɜːrmɪnəl]
adj [stage, phase] → terminal(e); [disease] → en phase terminale; [patient] → en phase terminale
n
[airport] → terminal m, aérogare f
(also bus terminal) → gare f routière
(also rail terminal) → terminal m ferroviaire
(also ferry terminal) → terminal m
(COMPUTING)terminal m
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS) [battery] → borne f
(for oil, ore)terminal m
an oil terminal → un terminal pétrolier

terminal

adj
(= final)End-; (Med: = incurable) illness, patientunheilbar; (= for the dying) carefür Sterbende; (= dire) problemfatal; terminal stage (of illness etc) → Endstadium nt; he’s a terminal caseer ist unheilbar krank; to be in terminal declinesich in unaufhaltsamem Niedergang befinden
(inf: = utter) boredomendlos; stupiditybodenlos; adolescentewig; workaholicextrem
(Bot, Anat, = on extremity) → am Ende befindlich
n
(Rail) → Endbahnhof m; (for tramway, buses) → Endstation f; (= container terminal)Containerterminal m; air or airport terminal(Flughafen)terminal m, → Flughafengebäude nt; cargo terminalFrachtterminal m; ferry terminalFährterminal m; passenger terminalPassagierterminal m; railway (Brit) or railroad (US) terminalZielbahnhof m; sea terminalSeehafenanleger m
(Elec) → Pol m
(Comput) → Terminal nt

terminal

:
terminal station
n (Rail) → Endbahnhof m
terminal velocity
n (Phys) → Endgeschwindigkeit f
terminal voltage
n (Elec) → Klemmenspannung f
terminal ward
nSterbestation f

terminal

[ˈtɜːmɪnl]
1. adj (patient) → incurabile, terminale; (disease) → letale; (stages) → finale, terminale, conclusivo/a
2. n
a. (Elec, Comput) → terminale m
b. (of bus) → capolinea m; (of train) → stazione f terminale (Aer) (depot, for oil, containers) → terminal m inv

terminal

(ˈtəːminəl) noun
1. a building containing the arrival and departure areas for passengers at an airport or one in the centre of a city or town where passengers can buy tickets for air travel etc and can be transported by bus etc to an airport. an air terminal.
2. a usually large station at either end of a railway line, or one for long-distance buses. a bus terminal.
3. in an electric circuit, a point of connection to a battery etc. the positive/negative terminal.
4. a device linked to a computer by which the computer can be operated.
adjective
(of an illness etc) in the final stage before death. This ward is for patients with terminal cancer.
ˈterminally adverb

terminal

طَرَفِيّ, مَحَطَّةٌ نِهَائِيَّة konečná stanice, nevyléčitelný dødelig, terminal Terminal, unheilbar έσχατος, τερματικό terminal kuolemaan johtava, terminaali final, terminal terminal, terminalan terminal, terminale ターミナル, 末期の (병이) 말기의, 종점 terminaal, terminal avslutning, avsluttende nieuleczalny, terminal terminal конечный пункт, неизлечимая obotlig, terminal ที่อยู่ในขั้นร้ายแรง, สถานีปลายทาง ölümcül, terminal ga, giai đoạn cuối 终端, 终端的

ter·mi·nal

a. terminal, final;
___ vesselsvasos capilares.

terminal

adj terminal
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In a single one of these monstrous buildings, the Hudson Terminal, there is a cable that runs from basement to roof and ravels out to reach three thousand desks.
We began with a single Point, which of course -- being itself a Point -- has only ONE terminal Point.
The incubator, as it proved, was the terminal point of our journey this day, and, as the entire cavalcade broke into a mad gallop as soon as we reached the level expanse of sea bottom, we were soon within sight of our goal.
As he sat speculating on the nature and uses of this strange passage and its terminal shaft, the moon topped the opening above, letting a flood of soft, silvery light into the shadowy place.
A launch came off for me from Duran, which is on the other side of the river and is the terminal of the railroad.
Such appeared the terminal line of the moon when in one of her octants.
intermedia of Strickland, having it bluish); the tail has a terminal dark bar, with the bases of the outer feathers externally edged with white; the wings have two black bars; some semi-domestic breeds and some apparently truly wild breeds have, besides the two black bars, the wings chequered with black.
As they glide close over my head, I intently watched from an oblique position, the outlines of the separate and great terminal feather of each wing; and these separate feathers, if there had bee the least vibratory movement, would have appeared as i blended together; but they were seen distinct against th blue sky.
He is like a quincunx of trees, which counts five,--east, west, north, or south; or an initial, medial, and terminal acrostic.
Mr Verloc, neglected to finish the sentence, as if there could be no doubt of the terminal word.
His train runs from Cleveland to where it connects with a great trunk line railroad with terminals in Chicago and New York.
If a speck of oil, if even the natural grease of the human finger touch the hooded terminals, Fleury's Ray will wink and disappear and must be laboriously built up again.