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Terminal

see synonyms of terminal

Noun

1. depot, terminal, terminus

station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

2. pole, terminal

a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

3. end, terminal

either extremity of something that has length

Example Sentences:
'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'

4. terminal

electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display

Adjective

5. terminal

of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route

Example Sentences:
'freight pickup is a terminal service'
'terminal charges'

6. terminal

relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time

Example Sentences:
'terminal examinations'
'terminal payments'

7. terminal

being or situated at an end

Example Sentences:
'the endmost pillar'
'terminal buds on a branch'
'a terminal station'
'the terminal syllable'

8. concluding, final, last, terminal

occurring at or forming an end or termination

Example Sentences:
'his concluding words came as a surprise'
'the final chapter'
'the last days of the dinosaurs'
'terminal leave'

9. terminal

causing or ending in or approaching death

Example Sentences:
'a terminal patient'
'terminal cancer'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Terminal

see synonyms of terminal
adjective
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. 
(of a disease) terminating in death
terminal cancer
4. informal
extreme
terminal boredom
5. 
of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse
a terminal service
noun
6. 
a terminating point, part, or place
7. 
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. computing
a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer
9. architecture
a. 
an ornamental carving at the end of a structure
b.  another name for term (sense 10)
10. 
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. physiology
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

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Terminal

see synonyms of terminal
adjective
1. 
of, at, or forming the end, extremity, or terminus of something
terminal feathers
2. 
occurring at the end of a series; concluding; closing; final
a terminal payment
3. 
designating, of, or having a fatal disease in its final stages
terminal cancer, to be diagnosed as terminal
4.  Informal
extreme or excessive
terminal cuteness
5. 
having to do with a term or established period of time; occurring regularly in each term
6. 
of, at, or forming the end of a transportation line
7.  Botany
growing at the end of a stem or branch
a terminal bud
noun
8. 
a terminating part; end; extremity; limit
9. 
a connective device or point in or attached to an electric circuit or conductor
10.  US
a. 
either end of a transportation line, as for an airplane, bus, or railroad, including servicing facilities, etc.
b. 
a station or city located there
c. 
a station at any important point or junction of a transportation line
11. 
a device, usually with a typewriter keyboard and a video screen, for putting information into, or getting it from, a computer, as over communication lines
12.  Architecture
an ornamental carving at the end of a structural element

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Terminal

see synonyms of terminal
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.

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