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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air terminal, airport terminal(noun)

    a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight


  1. Airport terminal

    An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer between ground transportation and the facilities that allow them to board and disembark from aircraft. Within the terminal, passengers purchase tickets, transfer their luggage, and go through security. The buildings that provide access to the airplanes are typically called concourses. However, the terms "terminal" and "concourse" are sometimes used interchangeably, depending on the configuration of the airport. Smaller airports have one terminal while larger airports have several terminals and/or concourses. At small airports, the single terminal building typically serves all of the functions of a terminal and a concourse. Some larger airports have one terminal that is connected to multiple concourses via walkways, sky-bridges, or underground tunnels. Some larger airports have more than one terminal, each with one or more concourses. Still other larger airports have multiple terminals each of which incorporate the functions of a concourse. According to Frommers, most airport terminals are built in a plain style, with the 'concrete boxes of the 1960s and '70s generally gave way to glass boxes in the '90s and '00s, with the best terminals making a vague stab at incorporating ideas of "light" and "air"'. However, some, such as Baghdad International Airport, are monumental in stature, while others are considered architectural masterpieces, such as Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris or Terminal 5 at New York's JFK Airport. A few are designed to reflect the culture of a particular area, some examples being the terminal at Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico, which is designed in the Pueblo Revival style popularized by architect John Gaw Meem, as well as the terminal at Bahías de Huatulco International Airport in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, which features some palapas that are interconnected to form the airport terminal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airport terminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airport terminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pedro Haces:

    We are always thrilled to receive tourists from all over the world and are very excited to see such an increase in occupancy numbers during this busy holiday weekend, with the creation of a new state-of-the-art airport terminal, Acapulco will be prepared to receive an even greater amount of tourists next year.

  2. Angela Gittens:

    This is not an air traffic problem that originated at Heathrow, but in the en route environment, which makes it much more difficult to find out what's happening, although it's happening to( Heathrow) and they're dealing with it, it's not their situation to fix, so Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 may not have that much information in terms of how long the situation is going to last, which is what passengers want to know.

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