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1. The act of terminating or the condition of being terminated.
a. The end of something in time; the conclusion.
b. An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
3. A result; an outcome.
4. Linguistics The end of a word, as a suffix, inflectional ending, or final morpheme.

ter′mi·na′tion·al adj.
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2, we record the initial and the terminational state of one tracklet including the positions and spatio-temporal information.
Pischel 1900 [section] 366, and below), the geminate -ss- is in fact preserved in Middle Indic even in a terminational element like the genitive ending -assa < -asya.
The proteins function to guide the polymerase to exactly the right starting point, to control the rate of transcription, to tell the polymerase to stop at exactly the right terminational signal, and finally to detach the nascent messenger RNA from the complex.