[tur-muh-nl] /ˈtɜr mə nl/
situated at or forming the end or extremity of something:
a terminal feature of a vista.
occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; closing; concluding.
pertaining to or lasting for a term or definite period; occurring at fixed terms or in every term:
pertaining to, situated at, or forming the terminus of a railroad.
Botany. growing at the end of a branch or stem, as a bud or inflorescence.
Architecture. noting a figure, as a herm or term, in the form of a bust upon a gaine.
pertaining to or placed at a boundary, as a landmark.
occurring at or causing the end of life:
a terminal disease.
Informal. utterly beyond hope, rescue, or saving:
The undercapitalized project is a terminal problem.
a terminal part of a structure; end or extremity.
Railroads. a major assemblage of station, yard, maintenance, and repair facilities, as at a terminus, at which trains originate or terminate, or at which they are distributed or combined.
Computers. any device for entering information into a computer or receiving information from it, as a keyboard with video display unit, either adjoining the computer or at some distance from it.
a station on the line of a public carrier, as in a city center or at an airport, where passengers embark or disembark and where freight is received or discharged.
of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary: a terminal station, terminal buds
of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term: terminal leave
(of a disease) terminating in death: terminal cancer
(informal) extreme: terminal boredom
of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse: a terminal service
a terminating point, part, or place
(computing) a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer
a purpose-built reception and departure structure at the terminus of a bus, sea, or air transport route
a site where raw material is unloaded, stored, in some cases reprocessed, and reloaded for further transportation, esp an onshore installation designed to receive offshore oil or gas from tankers or a pipeline
mid-15c., “relating to or marking boundaries,” from Latin terminalis “pertaining to a boundary or end, final,” from terminus “end, boundary line” (see terminus). Meaning “fatal” (terminal illness) is first recorded 1891. Sense of “situated at the extreme end of something” is from 1805. Slang meaning “extreme” first recorded 1983.
“end point of a railway line,” 1888, from terminal (adj.); sense of “device for communicating with a computer” is first recorded 1954.
terminal ter·mi·nal (tûr’mə-nəl)
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