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ter·mi·na·tor

 (tûr′mə-nā′tər)
n.
1. One that terminates: a terminator of unpopular policies.
2. The dividing line between the bright and shaded regions of the disk of a moon or planet that is illuminated by the sun.
3. A sequence of nucleotides that signals the end of transcription or translation and the completion of the synthesis of a nucleic acid or protein molecule.

terminator

(ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪtə)
n
(Astronomy) the line dividing the illuminated and dark part of the moon or a planet

ter•mi•na•tor

(ˈtɜr məˌneɪ tər)

n.
1. one that terminates.
2. the dividing line between the bright side and the dark side of a moon or planet.
[1760–70; < Late Latin terminātor <terminā(re) to terminate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terminator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)terminator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
Translations
facteur de terminaisonterminateur
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