terminate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tûr'mu-nāt"), [key]
— v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. to bring to an end; put an end to: to terminate a contract.
  2. to occur at or form the conclusion of: The countess's soliloquy terminates the play.
  3. to bound or limit spatially; form or be situated at the extremity of.
  4. to dismiss from a job; fire: to terminate employees during a recession.
  1. to end, conclude, or cease.
  2. (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to end a scheduled run at a certain place: This train terminates in New York.
  3. to come to an end (often fol. by at, in, or with).
  4. to issue or result (usually fol. by in).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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