What does termination mean?

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

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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.

  2. terminationnoun

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

  3. terminationnoun

    An end in time; a conclusion.

  4. terminationnoun

    An end in space; an edge or limit.

  5. terminationnoun

    An outcome or result.

  6. terminationnoun

    The last part of a word; a suffix.

  7. terminationnoun

    An induced abortion.

  8. Etymology: From terminationem (accusative of terminatio).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Terminationnoun

    Etymology: from terminate.

    Its earthly and salinous parts are so exactly resolved, that its body is left imporous, and not discreted by atomical terminations. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii.

    Those rude heaps of words and terminations of an unknown tongue, would have never been so happily learnt by heart without some smoothing artifice. Isaac Watts.

    She speaks poniards, and every word stabs; if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her, she would infect to the North star. William Shakespeare.

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. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner:

    Once the tweets came to light, so, too, did other allegations, in my professional judgment, the totality of the behavior warranted the recommendation for termination. Our mission is to prepare all students for success in college, career, and community leadership.

  2. Amaha Kassa:

    We're mindful that this is only a one-year extension of the termination - not a reversal.

  3. Digital World:

    While we are using our best efforts to complete the business combination as soon as practicable, our board of directors believes there will not be sufficient time before the termination date.

  4. Jaime Matheson:

    The student in question did receive a lunch. Students who come up to the lunch line without money receive a lunch of an entrée or sandwich plus side dishes or fresh fruit and milk. An employee of the company would not be let go because they provide this lunch to a student, we can't get into specifics because personnel decisions are confidential to honor privacy, however employees receive and sign their acknowledgment to company policies. When these aren't followed, corrective action is put in place, up to and including termination. We're all proud of our ability to provide meals to those in need.

  5. Mel McDonald:

    This is an outrageous termination, we’re going to be going to war on this one.

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. tight
    • B. opaque
    • C. abrupt
    • D. alternate

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