What does terminal mean?

Definitions for terminal
ˈtɜr mə nlter·mi·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terminal, terminus, depot(noun)

    station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

  2. terminal, pole(noun)

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

  3. end, terminal(noun)

    either extremity of something that has length

    "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(adj)

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

  5. terminal(adj)

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

    "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges"

  6. terminal(adj)

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

    "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments"

  7. terminal(adj)

    being or situated at an end

    "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable"

  8. concluding, final, last, terminal(adj)

    occurring at or forming an end or termination

    "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"

  9. terminal(adj)

    causing or ending in or approaching death

    "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer"

Wiktionary

  1. terminal(Noun)

    A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  2. terminal(Noun)

    A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  3. terminal(Noun)

    In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  4. terminal(Noun)

    An electric contact on a battery.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  5. terminal(Noun)

    In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  6. terminal(Noun)

    In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  7. terminal(Noun)

    A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  8. terminal(Noun)

    A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  9. terminal(Adjective)

    Fatal, resulting in death.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  10. terminal(Adjective)

    Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

  11. terminal(Adjective)

    Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.

    Etymology: From terminal, from terminalis, from terminus; see term, terminus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terminal(noun)

    of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge

  2. Terminal(noun)

    growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike

  3. Terminal(noun)

    that which terminates or ends; termination; extremity

  4. Terminal(noun)

    either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole

Freebase

  1. Terminal

    Terminal was an American rock band from Mansfield, Texas.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Terminal

    The end of any open electric circuit, or of any electric apparatus; as the terminals of a circuit, dynamo, or battery.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. terminal

    A facility designed to transfer cargo from one means of conveyance to another. (Conveyance is the piece of equipment used to transport cargo; i.e., railcar to truck or truck to truck. This is as opposed to mode, which is the type of equipment; i.e., ship to rail, rail to truck.) See also facility.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terminal' in Nouns Frequency: #2098

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How to say terminal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of terminal in a Sentence

  1. Christine White:

    I do not want to have to leave my husband, my family and my friends and move to Oregon, where terminal patients have some measure of peace of mind, dignity and control over their dying.

  2. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz:

    We have proposals on this and perhaps including an LNG terminal, the construction of an integrated energy complex could be on the table.

  3. Janette Spencer of Painsville:

    I called him on the 24th and he said he had a terminal illness, and that's why he deeded( me) the house.

  4. Patrick Hogan:

    Protestors are departing the airport, and the situation here is slowly returning to normal. Some flights at Terminal 2 were delayed due to the fact that, with the security checkpoints closed, travelers couldn't get screened in order to get to their gates.

  5. Adam Medros:

    Over 3.1 billion travelers pass through airports each year, with the average traveler spending 150 minutes of airport 'dwell time' between arriving at the terminal to the doors of the plane closing at the gate, we want to help them quickly find things to do on the site while they're waiting to catch a flight, or book an airport hotel when they need a place to stay.

Images & Illustrations of terminal

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Translations for terminal

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  • terminalCatalan, Valencian
  • terminálCzech
  • terminalDanish
  • Terminal, BahnhofGerman
  • τερματικός σταθμός, τερματικό, έσχατος, ληκτικός, καταληκτική ασθένεια, σιδηροδρομικός σταθμός, τελικός, μοιραία ασθένεια, σταθμόςGreek
  • terminalSpanish
  • terminaalinen, terminaaliemulaattori, terminaali, pääte-emulaattori, pääte, pääteasemaFinnish
  • gare, aérogare, station, terminalFrench
  • ceann-rèileScottish Gaelic
  • בית נתיבותHebrew
  • terminalItalian
  • 端末, 末期, 終着駅, ターミナル, 駅, エアターミナルJapanese
  • 공항터미널, 터미널, 역Korean
  • terminalNorwegian
  • terminal, graniczny, końcowy, śmiertelny, dworzec czołowyPolish
  • terminalPortuguese
  • terminal, stație, garăRomanian
  • станция, смертельный, конечная станция, аэровокзал, вокзал, терминал, конечныйRussian
  • dödlig, terminalSwedish

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