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Definitions of terminal

  1. a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A rate charged on all freight, independent of the distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses; a terminal charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A town lying at the end of a railroad; - more properly called a terminus. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A limit or boundary; an end; the limit or end of a railroad line; either end of an electrical circuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The extremity or end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Pertaining to the end or boundary; forming the end; pertaining to a fixed length of time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Pertaining to or growing at the end or extremity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Ending; pertaining to the end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Pertaining to a boundary or an end. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Pertaining to a term or name. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Relating to or growing at the end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Forming the extremity; being at the end; in bot., growing at the end of a branch or stem. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Or situated at, the end, as a terminal bud at the end of a twig. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for terminal

  1. Note the terminal positive twitch. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  2. He let out a whoop as he turned and headed for a terminal – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
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