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1. Possible to terminate: terminable activities; terminable employees.
2. Terminating after a designated date: a terminable annuity.

ter′mi·na·bil′i·ty, ter′mi·na·ble·ness n.
ter′mi·na·bly adv.
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(ˈtɜːmɪnəbəl; ˈtɜːmnəbəl)
1. able to be terminated
2. terminating after a specific period or event: a terminable annuity.
ˌterminaˈbility, ˈterminableness n
ˈterminably adv
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(ˈtɜr mə nə bəl)

1. capable of being terminated.
2. (of an annuity) coming to an end after a certain term.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, =termin(en) to end (< Latin termināre) + -able]
ter`mi•na•bil′i•ty, ter′mi•na•ble•ness, n.
ter′mi•na•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terminable - capable of being terminated after a designated time; "terminable employees"; "a terminable annuity"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
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