What does termination mean?

Definitions for termination
ˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃənter·mi·na·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word termination.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. termination, expiration, expirynoun

    a coming to an end of a contract period

    "the expiry of his driver's license"

  2. end point, endpoint, termination, terminusnoun

    a place where something ends or is complete

  3. result, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationnoun

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  4. ending, terminationnoun

    the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)

    "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"

  5. termination, ending, conclusionnoun

    the act of ending something

    "the termination of the agreement"


  1. terminationnoun

    The process of terminating or the state of being terminated.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  2. terminationnoun

    The process of firing an employee; ending one's employment at a business for any reason.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  3. terminationnoun

    An end in time; a conclusion.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  4. terminationnoun

    An end in space; an edge or limit.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  5. terminationnoun

    An outcome or result.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  6. terminationnoun

    The last part of a word; a suffix.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

  7. terminationnoun

    An induced abortion.

    Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terminationnoun

    the act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities

  2. Terminationnoun

    that which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a line

  3. Terminationnoun

    end in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness

  4. Terminationnoun

    end; conclusion; result

  5. Terminationnoun

    last purpose of design

  6. Terminationnoun

    a word; a term

  7. Terminationnoun

    the ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of termination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of termination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of termination in a Sentence

  1. Mark Denison:

    The two basic mechanisms are either chain termination, which I call the delayed stop sign, or mutagenesis, which is like blowing potholes in the road as the car is driving along. It's just damaging the genome.

  2. John Scudder:

    Going forward ... a cashier who fails a secret-shopper check will be subjected to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

  3. Yves Klein:

    The purpose of the appeal lodged by the Republic of Tunisia is just to protect its rights in the eventuality that they might be affected by the decision of termination of the criminal proceedings, the appeal procedure will allow to clarify the situation from a legal point of view.

  4. Sheriff Essick:

    If Deputy Nick Jax watched the body-worn camera video closely, Deputy Nick Jax may be concerned by what Deputy Nick Jax saw. So was I, deputy Blount handles the entire situation is extremely troubling. As a result, I've served Deputy Blount a notice of termination.

  5. Lee Savio Beers:

    Dr. Fiscus's termination is the most recent example of a concerning trend of politicizing public health expertise.

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Translations for termination

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  • Kündigung, AbbruchGerman
  • έκτρωση, κατάληξη, απόλυση, τέλος, διακοπή κύησηςGreek
  • final, terminación, desinencia, finSpanish
  • abortti, raskaudenkeskeytys, lopettaminen, pääte, irtisanominenFinnish
  • terminaison, fin, RésiliationFrench
  • 解雇, 打ち切り, 中止, 解約Japanese
  • porotūtukitangaMāori
  • uitgangDutch
  • desinência, aborto, rescisão, terminaçãoPortuguese
  • terminație, concediere, sufix, sfârșire, disponibilizare, terminare, încheiereRomanian
  • முடிவுக்குTamil

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