terminal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tûr'mu-nl), [key]
- situated at or forming the end or extremity of something: a terminal feature of a vista.
- occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; closing; concluding.
- pertaining to or lasting for a term or definite period; occurring at fixed terms or in every term: terminal payments.
- pertaining to, situated at, or forming the terminus of a railroad.
- growing at the end of a branch or stem, as a bud or inflorescence.
- noting a figure, as a herm or term, in the form of a bust upon a gaine.
- pertaining to or placed at a boundary, as a landmark.
- occurring at or causing the end of life: a terminal disease.
- utterly beyond hope, rescue, or saving: The undercapitalized project is a terminal problem.
- a terminal part of a structure; end or extremity.
- a major assemblage of station, yard, maintenance, and repair facilities, as at a terminus, at which trains originate or terminate, or at which they are distributed or combined.
- any device for entering information into a computer or receiving information from it, as a keyboard with video display unit, either adjoining the computer or at some distance from it.
- a station on the line of a public carrier, as in a city center or at an airport, where passengers embark or disembark and where freight is received or discharged.
- the mechanical device by means of which an electric connection to an apparatus is established.
- the point of current entry to, or point of current departure from, any conducting component in an electric circuit.
- a herm or term.
- a carving or the like at the end of something, as a finial.
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